Origin of the Name Bond
The origin of the name Bond
was found in the allfamilycrests.com archives. Meaning 'son of Bond', this is a baptismal name. Variants include Bonde, Bondman, Bonman, Bound, Boundey and Bundey. This name is of Anglo-Saxon descent spreading to the Celtic countries of Ireland, Scotland and Wales in early times and is found in many mediaeval manuscripts throughout the above islands. Examples of such are an Emma le Bonde, Huntingdonshire, a Robert le Bonde, Worcester, and a Walter le Bonde, Cambridge, who were recorded in the 'Hundred Rolls', England, in the year 1273 and a Robert le Bonde, Somerset, was recorded in the Ancient book 'Kirbys Quest', in the reign of Edward III. A number of bearers of the name come from a Dorset family traceable back to Robert Bond of Hache Beauchamp, whose name is found on records dating from 1431. In Ireland the name is found in Ulster having been introduced there in the seventeenth century but it has existed in the rest of the country since the fourteenth century.
The Bond coat of arms came into existence centuries ago. The process of creating coats of arms (also often called family crests) began in the eleventh century although a form of Proto-Heraldry may have existed in some countries prior to this. The new art of Heraldry made it possible for families and even individual family members to have their very own coat of arms, including all Bond descendants.