Bond Name Meaning

English: status name for a peasant farmer or husbandman, Middle English bonde (Old English bonda, bunda, reinforced by Old Norse bóndi). The Old Norse word was also in use as a personal name, and this has given rise to other English and Scandinavian surnames alongside those originating as status names. The status of the peasant farmer fluctuated considerably during the Middle Ages; moreover, the underlying Germanic word is of disputed origin and meaning. Among Germanic peoples who settled to an agricultural life, the term came to signify a farmer holding lands from, and bound by loyalty to, a lord; from this developed the sense of a free landholder as opposed to a serf. In England after the Norman Conquest the word sank in status and became associated with the notion of bound servitude. Swedish: variant of Bonde.

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


Similar surnames: Bonde, Bold, Bone, Dodd, Bow, Bird, Band, Bon, Hand, Hoad

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In 1880, the most common Bond occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Bond's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bond. A less common occupation for the Bond family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Farming

    4%

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Between 1941 and 2004, Bond life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bond in 1941 was 43, and 76 in 2004.

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