Anna Zbinden

27 September 1696–2 April 1786
Guggisberg, Bern, Switzerland

The Life of Anna

When Anna Zbinden was christened on 27 September 1696, in Guggisberg, Bern, Switzerland, her father, Jacob Zbinden, was 25 and her mother, Anna Zbinden, was 24. She married Hans Zand on 16 July 1722, in Guggisberg, Bern, Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She died on 2 April 1786, at the age of 89.

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Hans Zand
Anna Zbinden
Marriage: 16 July 1722
Elsbeth Zand
Elsbeth Zand
Christen Zand

Spouse and Children

16 July 1722
Guggisberg, Bern, Switzerland


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Name Meaning

Swiss German: topographic name in the form of a prepositional phrase, ze bünden ‘at the enclosure’ (i.e., the common property of a village).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Switzerland, Church Records, 1277-1992;

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