Heraldry and the Bandys
Sorry - there isn't any,
or to be more precise, this researcher hasn't found any genuine coat of arms registered by the British Heraldic Authorities that are associated with the name. I prefer to stick to the English laws of Heraldry which make it quite clear that Arms belong to the person to whom they were granted, during their lifetime, they are as personal as a signature. There is no such thing as "Family Arms" and in any case no Bandy has ever held arms.
Nevertheless, we have been offered three different coats of arms which some people claim are associated with the Bandy name:
I would be really pleased if anybody could tell me where numbers 2 and 3 originated.
The earliest French record of the surname was GILBERT BANDY (date not stated) Count of Naleche, a member of the 23rd Dragoon Regiment. The Arms are:
Azure a chevron argent between three mullets of six points or,
| 1a Another version of the same |
| 2 from the Eubank's book "The Bandy Gallimaufry" |
| 3 from Allen Bandy's "The History of the Bandy Clan" |