Bandi Family History
Bandi Name Meaning
Italian: from the personal name Bando, which may be a short form of any of the various Germanic compound names with the unattested element bandwo- meaning ‘banner’, ‘flag’, ‘insignia’, or, more likely from a short form of a personal name formed with -brand- ‘sword (blade)’, for example Ildebrando. Swiss German (from Oberwil near Büren, Bern canton): probably from a Germanic personal name of the same origin as the Italian. Hungarian (Bándi): habitational name for someone from a place called Bánd in Veszprém county and Marosszék in Transylvania. Indian (Andhra Pradesh): Hindu name, from Telugu ba?n?di ‘carriage’, ‘cart’, based on the name of a Reddy clan.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press