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Bunde Name Meaning

North German: status name for a farmer Middle Low German bunde, bunne, related to Danish, Swedish bonde ‘free peasant’ (see Bond). German (Bünde): topographic name from Old High German biunda ‘enclosed fertile pasture’ (modern German Bünde, Beunte), a derivative of biwenden ‘to bend or weave’, with reference to the practice of making fences from woven branches. There are many different local forms and communal implications concerning the use of the land. North German (Bünde): habitational name for someone from a place in Westphalia, so named with the same word as 2.

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


Similar surnames: Bonde, Bunge, Budde, Linde, Sundt, Bunce, Lande, Quade, Lunde, Brede

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Where is the Bunde family from?

You can see how Bunde families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bunde family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bunde families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 5 Bunde families living in Manitoba. This was about 83% of all the recorded Bunde's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Bunde families in 1911.
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What did your Bunde ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bunde. 33% of Bunde men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Bunde women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bunde were Farming and Laundress.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    33%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Carpenter
    5%
  • Farming
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
    22%
  • Office Clerk
    16%
  • Housework
    11%
  • Laundress
    11%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 666 immigration records available for the last name Bunde. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Bunde. For the veterans among your Bunde ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bunde lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Bunde life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Bunde in 1953 was 57, and 78 in 2004.

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