Band Family History
Band Name Meaning
English German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a maker of hoops and bands etc. from Middle English band bond Middle High German Middle Low German bant German Band ‘hoop metal band fetter shackle’ i.e. something used for tying or binding. English: variant of Bond . German: from a pet form of Bernhard . Dutch: habitational name from any of several places called (De) Band or Bant. These toponyms have been associated with the meanings bant bunt ‘gray hair-grass’ or with band bant ‘strip of land’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022