Bandy Family History
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