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


Spelling variations of this family name include: Ban, Bans, Band, Bant, Bands, Bants, Bande, Bandes, Bante, Bantes, Baun, Bauns, Baund, Baunds, Baunt, Baunts, du Ban and many more.

First found in Champagne, where the family was traced from early times.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Band research. Another 319 words(23 lines of text) covering the years 1276, 1300, 1400, 1429, 1518, 1524, 1544, 1553, 1684, and 1748 are included under the topic Early Band History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 63 words(4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Band Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Band Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Band, who arrived in Virginia in 1637
  • George Band, who arrived in New England in 1650
  • Wm Band, who landed in Virginia in 1654
  • Robert Band, who landed in Connecticut in 1659
  • Hatton Band, who landed in Maryland in 1662

Band Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Peter Band, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1748

Band Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Band, aged 20, a joiner, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rodney" in 1875


  • Albert Band (1924-2002), American film director and producer, son of artist Max Band
  • Alex Band (b. 1981), American musician
  • Charles Band (b. 1951), American film director, writer and producer
  • Douglsa "Doug" Band (b. 1972), presidential aide and counselor to former President Bill Clinton
  • Richard Band (b. 1953), American composer
  • Charles Shaw Band CC (1885-1969), Canadian businessman, art collector, and philanthropist
  • George Christopher Band OBE (b. 1929), English mountaineer
  • Admiral Sir Jonathon Band GCB, DL, ADC (b. 1950), First Sea Lord of the United Kingdom from 2006 to 2009
  • Max Band (1901-1974), Lithuania-born landscape artist


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  1. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
  2. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. 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. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  6. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
  7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  8. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
  9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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The Band Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Band 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.

This page was last modified on 11 May 2014 at 18:27.

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