Family name origins & meanings
- Italian : from the personal name Bando, which may be a short form of any of the various Germanic compound names with the unattested element bandwo- meaning ‘banner’, ‘flag’, ‘insignia’, or, more likely from a short form of a personal name formed with -brand- ‘sword (blade)’, for exampleIldebrando.
- Swiss German (from Oberwil near Büren, Bern canton) : probably from a Germanic personal name of the same origin as the Italian.
- Hungarian (Bándi) : habitational name for someone from a place called Bánd in Veszprém county and Marosszék in Transylvania.
- Indian (Andhra Pradesh) : Hindu name, from Telugu bạṇdi‘carriage’, ‘cart’, based on the name of a Reddy clan.