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Where did the English Bond family come from? What is the English Bond family crest and coat of arms? When did the Bond family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Bond family history?

Bond is one of the many names that the Normans brought with them when they conquered England in 1066. Bond is a name for a husbandman, or a farmer. The name stems from the Old English roots bonda and bunda, which were used to indicate such a person.


Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Bond, Bonde, Bunde, Bundy and others.

First found in Somerset where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bond research. Another 189 words(14 lines of text) covering the years 1669, 1658, 1640, 1656, 1612, 1676, 1634, 1707, 1612, 1676, 1676, 1747, 1625, 1695, 1692, 1678, 1744, 1673, 1659, 1797 and are included under the topic Early Bond History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 317 words(23 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bond Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the Bond family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 131 words(9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.


Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Bond or a variant listed above:

Bond Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century

  • Anders Bond, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1627
  • Edward Bond settled in 1636 in Virginia
  • Edwd Bond, who arrived in Virginia in 1636
  • Jon Bond, who arrived in Virginia in 1637
  • Degery Bond, who arrived in Virginia in 1638

Bond Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century

  • Mary Bond, who arrived in Virginia in 1701
  • Geo Bond, who landed in Virginia in 1705
  • Susan Bond, who arrived in Virginia in 1706
  • Andrew Bond, who landed in Virginia in 1711
  • Eliza Bond, who arrived in Virginia in 1714

Bond Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Bond, who arrived in America in 1802
  • Andries Bond, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1806
  • Isaac Bond, who arrived in Washington, DC in 1811
  • Timothy Bond, aged 40, landed in Maryland in 1813
  • Alexander Bond, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816


  • Ward Bond (1903-1960), American actor
  • Julian Bond (b. 1940), American politician and civil rights leader
  • Carrie Jacobs Bond (1862-1946), American composer
  • Edward A. Bond (1849-1929), NY State Engineer and Surveyor 1899-1904
  • George Phillips Bond (1825-1865), American astronomer
  • William Cranch Bond (1789-1859), American astronomer
  • Frederick Bligh Bond (1864-1945), English Ecclesiastical architect, and archaeologist
  • Graham Bond (1937-1974), English Rock musician
  • Edward Bond (b. 1934), English playwright, theatre director, theorist and screenwriter
  • Edward August Bond (1813-1898), English scientist



  • The Bonds: An American Family by Roger M. Williams.

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Non Sufficit Orbis
Motto Translation: The world does not suffice.


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  2. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  6. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  10. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  11. ...

The Bond Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bond Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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