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Banda Name Meaning

Spanish: habitational name from various places named with banda, probably in the sense ‘side’, ‘edge’, ‘part’. Hungarian: of uncertain origin; probably from the old secular personal name Bán. Jewish (from Poland): metonymic occupational name from Polish banda ‘ribbon’. In some instances, perhaps an altered spelling of German and Dutch Bande (see Band). Croatian or Serbian: nickname for a bandit, from banda ‘band’, ‘gang’. This name originates from the Kordun and Krajina region on the former border between Croatia and Bosnia.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Bandi, Landa, Band, Anda, Basa, Ban, Benda, Banz, Sanda, Bunda

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Banda Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Banda name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Banda. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Native American—North, Central, South

    32%

  • Spain

    14%

  • England & Wales

    12%

  • Portugal

    7%

  • Italy

    5%

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Banda Family Origin

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Banda Family Occupations

What did your Banda ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Banda occupation in Canada was Miner. 100% of Banda's were Miners.

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  • Miner

    100%

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Banda Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Banda. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Banda census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Banda. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Banda. For the veterans among your Banda ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Banda Life Expectancy

What is the average Banda lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Banda life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Banda in 1957 was 21, and 75 in 2004.

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