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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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Where is the Bond family from?

You can see how Bond families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bond family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bond families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 132 Bond families living in New York. This was about 13% of all the recorded Bond's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Bond families in 1840.
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What did your Bond ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bond. 17% of Bond men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Bond women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bond were Truck Driver and Stenographer.

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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

  • Farmer
    17%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    8%
  • Housewife
    6%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
  • Stenographer
    6%
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Passenger Lists

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Draft Cards

There are 72,000 military records available for the last name Bond. For the veterans among your Bond ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bond lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, 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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