Band History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Band family

The surname Band was first found in Champagne, where the family was traced from early times.

Early History of the Band family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Band research. Another 160 words (11 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 and printed products wherever possible.

Band Spelling Variations

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.

Early Notables of the Band family (pre 1700)

Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Band Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Band migration to the United States +

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 [1]
  • George Band, who arrived in New England in 1650 [1]
  • William Band, who landed in Virginia in 1654 [1]
  • Robert Band, who landed in Connecticut in 1659 [1]
  • Hatton Band, who landed in Maryland in 1662 [1]
Band Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Peter Band, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1748 [1]

Australia Band migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Band Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Benjamin Band (Bunn), British Convict who was convicted in Worcester, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Asia" on 20th July 1837, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [2]

New Zealand Band migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Band Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Patrick Band, aged 20, a joiner, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rodney" in 1875

Contemporary Notables of the name Band (post 1700) +

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


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 7th February 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1837


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