This website is dedicated to promoting interest in, and contact among members of, the worldwide Bandy family.
The site focuses on research into the history and genealogy of the people who use this relatively rare surname in the English speaking world.  There are Bandy families in France, Hungary and other countries, but,so far, we have not been able to find a clear link between them.

The information here has been very thoroughly researched by serious specialists and our sources are quoted.
My thanks to all who helped us.

There are many genealogies on this site, all with Bandy family content covering Great Britain, Canada, Australia, USA and New Zealand.  The main genealogies cover multiple Bandy families (and others) from England and the US.  In addition ther are many others in the "other genealogies" sections with different content, all worth studying.

For your convenience the information is grouped under two main headings English Origins  and USA.  The link between the US families and England is not yet proven despite many such theories

GO to the Bandy Families of the USA updated September 2023 

GO to the Bandy families of England updated September 2023

The y-DNA of many US Bandys does not match those in the UK
- this is a mystery
which we want to solve

YOU can help us resolve this mystery by contributing your DNA to
our Family tree DNA Bandy project:
The Bandy y-DNA Project:

AND by making sure that we know where you fit in these trees 
We need this information to underpin the DNA results.
(living people's data NOT published online but held securely in researcher's offline files)

please contact Derek Bandy with your family tree details

Derek Bandy, in London
 Member of the Society of Genealogists since 1976,
Member 3849 of the Guild of One-Name Studies
The Bandy One-Name Study:
The Bandy y-DNA Project:


All that genealogists can do with the meagre public records of past ages, is put the most reasonable construction they can on the "facts" before them. We know that the public record is sometimes wrong or misleading and we know that we might not yet have found all the records that could be relevant. We also know that oft repeated family "traditions" can sometimes be wrong as well. So these genealogies are presented as an honest attempt to reconstruct the families of the past from the records and other information at our disposal. Our conclusions may be incorrect and we apologise if you find them so. We try to show the evidence we have used and to highlight assumptions when we have made them, but space and time prevents us from recording exactly how we reached our conclusions in every case. But be assured that every conclusion and every assumption was reached after careful consideration of the alternatives.  The details of living people are not published here but may be contained in our private files.  Please contact us with your information.