Bond Family History

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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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Bond Family Origin

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Bond Family Occupations

What did your Bond ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Bond occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Bond's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Bond family was Coal Miner. Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bond.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Coal Miner


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Bond Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 560,000 census records available for the last name Bond. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bond census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 74,000 immigration records available for the last name Bond. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

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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Bond Life Expectancy

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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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