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
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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