Are you descended from the Emperor Charlemagne ?
If you are descended from John Bandy (c1752-c1818) and Lucy Christian then you may be entitled to wear the jewel below.
Terry Thompson, a Bandy descendent has contributed an illustrated genealogy of Lucy Christian (1762-1825) who, with her husband John Bandy, had at least 8 children in Botetourt Cty, VA.
This genealogy shows that her ancestors include Charlemagne as well as William the Conquerer and a significant number of English Kings and Aristocrats.
The jewel is the insignia of Order of the Crown of Charlemagne in the United States of America
View the Ancestors of Lucy Christian


other recent additions included:                                                        site updated Dec 2011

GO get it ! Dale Bandy publishes third edition of his book 
GO get it ! latest DNA Results and updated conclusions
GO get it ! Bandy DNA Project details
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The Bull, Bandy, Cox, Knot
Family History Website
               by Harvey Sharman, contains details of the Australian descendants and more...
GO get it ! Founding BANDY Fathers Version 5
GO get it ! Photo of Lewellen (Lewis) A Bandy 1858-1922 - from Donna O'Neill
GO get it ! Photo of Mary Bandy b. 1845 in Chalk Hill - from Gail Louise Kent
GO get it !
HMS PANDORA - A new lead
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Prisoner Elizabeth Bandy of Padbury in 1874
GO get it ! News Report of Perryville Reunion
GO get it ! Bandy Tribe in Iran
GO get it ! Mystery Photo Emily B(r)andy of Rushden NTH
GO get it ! update on Escondido Bandy Blacksmiths

GO get it ! Photo of Eber Jabez Bandey 1869-1939 and his wife Mary Brewer
           - from ggson Philip Havelock

GO get it ! The Commercial Premises at Wing, Bucks in the mid 20th Century - by Ken Bandy


Welcome to the Bandy Family History Website
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 Bandy family, but also carries family news and advertising to encourage family contact. We depend entirely on contributed material to keep this site fresh and interesting so please keep sending me your genealogies, raw data, opinions, photographs and news.  Our policy is to publish everything we get (subject to owners permission) and to keep it published,  we don't remove any useful data once it has been published - unless it is updated, extended or otherwise improved upon.

We have had a great response and lots of support.  We now get around 10 hits a day on average, down from our peak of around 14, which is is pretty good for a genealogical site specialising in a rare surname.  I hope that every Bandy on the Internet knows about this website by now.  Please make sure that all your relatives know about us!  The site includes masses of contributed material covering the US and Canada as well as Australia and England.  Thanks to our all our registered researchers and others we now have over 2,600 pages and, at over 60 Meg, must be one of the biggest sites of this type on the web. 
                              Thanks everybody           Derek Bandy              Hertfordshire, England

"BONDI. One of the few English [i.e. not Norman] notables who retained land and office for some time after 1066.  He was probably Sheriff of Bedfordshire before Ralph Tallboys"
footnote from the 1978 Phillimore edition of the Domesday Book

Perhaps the English Bandys came from Lombardy
from "Calendar of Letter-Books of the City of London" 1375-1399
17 December 1382 London folio clvb
"Abrocarius Grossar
also on the 17th December 6 Richard II, Peter Bandy "Lumbard",
servant of Gerard Beck was admitted and sworn broker for the "Grossers""




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