BANDY Family History
This interesting surname of German and Ashkenazic origin is a diminutive of the metonymic occupational name Band, originally given to someone who made the wooden hoops with which wooden barrels were fastened together, deriving from the Germanic "band" meaning "hoop", "band". The surname dates back to the early 17th Century, (see below). Church recordings include one Hyott, son of John and Jane Bandey, who was christened on October 22nd 1646, at St. Dunstan's Stepney. Elizabeth, daughter of William and Margery Bandy, was christened on october 5th 1655, at St.