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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • English, German, and Jewish (Ashkenazic) : metonymic occupational name for a maker of hoops and bands, etc., from Middle English band, bond, Middle High German, Middle Low German bant, German Band denoting something used for tying or binding: ‘hoop’, ‘metal band’, ‘fetter’, ‘shackle’.
  • Old spelling of the Dutch cognates Bant, Bande, from Middle Dutch bant ‘band’.

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