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Where did the German Brendle family come from? What is the German Brendle family crest and coat of arms? When did the Brendle family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Brendle family history?The name Brendle comes from the Rhineland, an ancient region of Germany. In pre-medieval times, the Germans used only one name, but later they were forced by a growing population to adopt hereditary surnames; so as to remain distinct from the many others of the same first name. Local names were often chosen. They originally indicated land ownership, and frequently carried the prefix von, meaning "of" or "from," which is often taken as an indication of aristocratic lineage. Brendle was a name for some one lived in the town name Brendli which was in the Unterwalden region of Germany. The surname Brendle is a habitation surname, which means that it was originally derived from a pre-existing name for a town, village, parish, or farmstead. Therefore, the surname Brendle denotes someone who was a resident of this township.
Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Brendle include Brendel, Brendeler, Brendler, Brendle, Brenndel and many more.
First found in the Rhine region, where the name is considered to have made an early contribution to the feudal society which became the backbone of early development in Europe. The name became prominent in local affairs as early as the 14th century, and branched into many houses. They played important roles in the savage tribal and national conflicts, as each group sought power and status in an ever-changing territorial profile.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brendle research. Another 128 words(9 lines of text) covering the year 1582 is included under the topic Early Brendle History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 21 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brendle Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Between the 17th and 20th centuries, hundreds of thousands of Europeans came to North America, and many Rhinelanders were among them. They had many various reasons for making the choice: to escape poverty and persecution, for adventure, and for the opportunity to own their own land. Ellis Island, one of the main American immigration centers, saw many settlers as they moved on to the states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, and New York. In Canada, they found homes in Ontario, and on the great plains of the Midwestern provinces. The Brendle were among of the early German families that came to North America:
Brendle Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
The Brendle Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brendle Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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