Originally Posted by Jeanette X
I could not find the name Bonde in my sources, but I did find the name Bond, which it may be derived from. Bond is Old English and it means "tiller of the soil". I think that Bonde probably does come from Bond, as Old English was very closely related to the Scandinavian language family.
That's actually pretty much dead on, 'bonde' is Scandinavian for 'farmer'. Or maybe there's a different word for farmer in Sweden?
My name's Per Arne, and I'm pretty sure it means Cliff/Rock Eagle. Per is a short version of Peder/Peter (biblical), and Arne is Norse.
I knew this Croatian-Norwegian-American guy called Vinko Sindelar. Apparently, it means 'king of the hill'.