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Bond Name Study

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Date: 15 May 2015
Surnames/tags: Bond Bonde Bonda
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Welcome to the Bond Name Study Project Page

This is a One Name Study to collect together in one place everything about the surname BOND and its variants. The hope is that other researchers like you will join our study to help make it a valuable reference point for people studying lines that cross or intersect.

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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. [1]

Reference Resources


  1. Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Looking for the parents of Francis ‘frank’ bond 1826 - 1945 born in crow harbour Guysborough Nova Scotia
posted by Crystal Fitzpatrick
Looking for info on William (Wellington?) Bond 1776 married Margaret Davis 1772 . All sites list Joseph Ballenger Bond as Father, but not proven.
posted by James Bond Jr
Interested in finding more information on George Bond from Northern Ireland who immigrated to Saint John, New Brunswick Canada mid 1800(s) he the father of Jane Bond b. 1826, d. 1908 who married Robert Watson b. 1825, d. 14 Nov 1878, Jane and Robert are my Gr. Gr. Gr Grand parents ... John Watson
posted by John Watson