The One Wiki to Rule Them All

Banks Family

6,087pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Add New Page Talk0

Banks was a common Hobbit family name, found in the Shire and Bree.

Known Family MembersEdit


The name banks is topographical, referring to "steep slopes or hill-sides".[3]


  1. The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C: Family Trees, Took of Great Smials
  2. The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, Book Six, Chapter VII: "Homeward Bound"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Nomenclature of The Lord of the Rings" in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 753

Also on Fandom

Random Wiki