Place Name: Bannerman

Feature Type (Year Approved): Neighbourhood (1978), Park (1984)

Name Origins: Commemorative


Scottish: occupational name from Older Scots banner-man ‘standard-bearer, ensign’.

From: Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

Cultural Affiliation: Scotish

Gender: Male

Naming Edmonton: From Ada to Zoie

Like other neighbourhoods in the Clareview subdivision, Bannerman is named for an Edmonton pioneer. Hugh Bannerman (d. 1891) was an early Edmonton businessman who settled in what is now the Belmont neighbourhood in 1883. He was a partner in J.A. MacDougall's general merchandising business from 1883 to 1885, and was one of the original directors of the Edmonton Cemetery Co. In 1887 he opened Alberta Boot & Shoe.

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