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Bandy Name Meaning

English: perhaps from an unrecorded Middle English bandi bondi bendi derivatives of Middle English and Old English band bond bend ‘band ribbon stripe’ + Middle English -i reinforced by Old French bendé ‘striped’ with reference perhaps to clothing ornamented with ribbons or stripes or to the diagonal band of a heraldic device. Compare Band . English: alternatively perhaps from an unrecorded Middle English bandy bendy ‘curved stick’ used for someone with bent or crooked legs. Czech and Slovak: from a derivative of banda ‘(gipsy) band’ apparently a nickname for a bandsman. This surname is found among Gypsies. Hungarian (Bándy): variant of Bandi . Americanized form of Swiss German Bandi .

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


Similar surnames: Bandi, Bendy, Band, Baney, Banda, Bardy, Hanny, Ban, Bundy, Body

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You can see how Bandy families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bandy family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bandy families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 30 Bandy families living in Tennessee. This was about 35% of all the recorded Bandy's in USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Bandy families in 1840.
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What did your Bandy ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bandy. 20% of Bandy men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Bandy women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bandy were Truck Driver and Maid. .

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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
    20%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    11%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Maid
    6%
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What is the average Bandy lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Bandy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Bandy in 1948 was 53, and 75 in 2004.

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