SALLABANK A short note on this surname as no one seems to have bothered with it. It is found in Hull today but there are few bearers.
I think I’m on safe ground in stating that it is locative, and means something like “river bank with willow tree(s)”. No place of this name has come to my attention. The surname may have originated in Southern England or East Anglia. It is not a Yorkshire name.

A Hull instance from the Census of 1881.
Blenheim Square (Norfolk Street area) West Sculcoates
John Sallabank/head/married/ 43/ sailor/born/”Wisbeach”
Hannah/wife/44/born Wisbeach
William/son/unmarried/20/sailor/born Wisbeach
John/son/unmarried/19/sailor/born Wisbeach
Harriet/daughter/unmarried/15/dressmaker/born Wisbeach
Burtrum/son/10/scholar/born Wisbeach
Louisa/daughter/8/scholar/born Wisbeach
James/son/6/scholar/born Hull

“Wisbeach” must be Wisbech, Cambrideshire, and “Burtrum” is probably Bertram. There were Sallabanks in Wisbech in the 18th century.


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