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Banda : 1: Spanish: habitational name from any of various places called with banda probably in the sense ‘side edge part’. The name is found especially in southwestern Spain.2: Slovak Czech and Polish: nickname for a member of a banda ‘band gang’ colloquially also ‘gipsy music band’.3: Serbian and Croatian: nickname from banda ‘band gang’ denoting a bandit-turned border guard.4: Hungarian: possibly from the old personal name Bán (see Ban) or an adoption of the Croatian name (see above).5: West Frisian: elaboration with -a of Band 4. Compare Banta.6: Jewish (from Poland): metonymic occupational name from Polish banda ‘ribbon’.7: African: probably from the Bantu word banda denoting a type of large ant used as a totemic name and subsequently as a surname in various southeastern African countries (e.g. Malawi Zimbabwe Zambia).


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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