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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.

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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.


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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.

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

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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.

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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 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 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 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


Bond Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century


  • Jos Bond, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Richd Bond, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Capt. John Bond U.E (b. 1758) born in Baltimore County, Maryland, USA from South Carolina, USA who settled in Rawdon Township [East Hants], , Nova Scotia c. 1783 he was Captain of the British Militia at Star Fort, Ninety-Six, South Carolina, married to Elizabeth they had 7 children he died in 1814 in Rawdon, Nova Scotia
  • Mr. George Bond U.E who settled in Canada c. 1783

Bond Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century


  • Mary Bond, aged 20, arrived in Saint John, NB in 1833 aboard the ship "Amynta" from Plymouth
  • John Bond, aged 35, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, NB aboard the ship "Perseus" in 1834
  • Ann Bond, aged 25, arrived in Saint John, NB aboard the ship "Perseus" in 1834
  • Mary Bond, aged 5, arrived in Saint John, NB aboard the ship "Perseus" in 1834
  • Margaret Bond, aged 3, arrived in Saint John, NB aboard the ship "Perseus" in 1834


Bond Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century


  • R M Bond, who landed in St John, New Brunswick in 1907
  • Mrs. Bond, who landed in St John, New Brunswick in 1907
  • Miss Ethel Bond, who arrived in St John, New Brunswick in 1907
  • Miss Ida Bond, who landed in St John, New Brunswick in 1907

Bond Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


  • John Bond, English convict from Southampton, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on July 3, 1822, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Austraila
  • George Bond, English convict from Huntingdon, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on July 29th, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia
  • Philip Thomas Bond arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "John Renwick" in 1837
  • Caroline Bond arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "John Renwick" in 1837


Bond Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century


  • P Bond landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1840
  • William Bond landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • J Bond landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1843
  • James Bond arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mermaid" in 1860
  • John Bond arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waterlily" in 1861


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  • Horace Julian Bond (1940-2015), American social activist and leader in the Civil Rights Movement, Member of the Georgia House of Representatives (1967-1974) Member of the Georgia Senate (1975-1987), Chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (1998-2010)
  • Julian Bond (b. 1940), American politician and civil rights leader
  • Ward Bond (1903-1960), American actor
  • William Cranch Bond (1789-1859), American astronomer
  • George Phillips Bond (1825-1865), American astronomer
  • Edward A. Bond (1849-1929), NY State Engineer and Surveyor 1899-1904
  • Carrie Jacobs Bond (1862-1946), American composer
  • Mr. Edward Bond, English 1st Class Cabin Bed Steward from Liverpool, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking
  • Mr. William John Bond (d. 1912), aged 40, English First Class Bedroom Steward from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking
  • John Frederick Bond (1932-2012), English professional football player and manager who played from 1950 until 1966

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

This page was last modified on 17 August 2015 at 11:11.

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