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Banda Name Meaning

Spanish: habitational name from any of various places called with banda probably in the sense ‘side edge part’. The name is found especially in southwestern Spain. Slovak Czech and Polish: nickname for a member of a banda ‘band gang’ colloquially also ‘gipsy music band’. Serbian and Croatian: nickname from banda ‘band gang’ denoting a bandit-turned border guard. Hungarian: possibly from the old personal name Bán (see Ban ) or an adoption of the Croatian name (see above). West Frisian: elaboration with -a of Band Compare Banta . Jewish (from Poland): metonymic occupational name from Polish banda ‘ribbon’.7: African: probably from the Bantu word banda denoting a type of large ant used as a totemic name and subsequently as a surname in various southeastern African countries (e.g. Malawi Zimbabwe Zambia).

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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Where is the Banda family from?

You can see how Banda families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Banda family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Banda families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Banda family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Banda's in USA. New York had the highest population of Banda families in 1840.
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What did your Banda ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Banda. 36% of Banda men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Banda women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Banda were Labor and Farming. .

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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 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Labor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Housewife
  • Saleslady
  • Farming
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Passenger Lists

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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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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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