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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

Similar surnames: Bank, Wand, Rand, Hand, Land, Bann, Banz, Brand, Banda, Bard

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You can see how Band families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Band family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Band families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 58 Band families living in Ontario. This was about 35% of all the recorded Band's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Band families in 1911.
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What did your Band ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Band. 36% of Band men worked as a Farmer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Merchant
  • Laborer
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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Band. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 18,000 military records available for the last name Band. For the veterans among your Band ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Band lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Band life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Band in 1958 was 39, and 87 in 2004.

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