From bank (An elevation, or rising ground, under the sea) + -er
Barnes, a banker whose name the institution bears.
On his return to Paris he had become acquainted with Etienne Claviere, the Genevese exile, and a banker named Panchaud.
Laymen also belonged to it, like Hermann of Fritzlar and Rulman Merswin, the rich banker of Strassburg (author of a mystical work, Buck der neon Felsen, on the nine rocks or upwards steps of contemplation).
It remained a ruin until 1874, when it was purchased by a wealthy banker, M.
Payment through a banker or by written draft against deposit was frequent.