Band Family History

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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 denoting something used for tying or binding: ‘hoop’, ‘metal band’, ‘fetter’, ‘shackle’. Old spelling of the Dutch cognates Bant, Bande, from Middle Dutch bant ‘band’.

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

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

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Band Family Origin

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Band Family Occupations

What did your Band ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Band occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Band's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Band family was Cooper. Farmer, Farming and Keeps House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Band.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Keeps House

  • Cooper


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Band ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Band Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 30,000 census records available for the last name Band. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Band 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Band. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

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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Band Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Band ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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