Holy Roman Empire, which was characterized by the Feudal System. Before this era, people were known only by a single name. However, as the population increased and travelers set out on their journeys, it became necessary for people to adopt a second name to identify themselves. Many people, such as the Bendemann family, adopted the name of their feudal occupation as their surname. However, an occupational name did not become a hereditary surname until the office or type of employment became hereditary. The surname Bendemann was an occupational name for a cooper or a barrel maker. Ancient records reveal the name Bendemann is derived from the German word binden, which means to bind.
Early Origins of the Bendemann family
Feudal System and the nation. By the late 15th century the town of Ebersdorf on the Bohemian border was in the hands of the family.
Early History of the Bendemann family
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Bendemann Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Bendemann, Bendeman, Bindemann, Bindeman, Bendermann, Benderman, Bindermann, Binderman, Bindmann, Bindman, Bendmann and many more.
Early Notables of the Bendemann family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bendemann family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: F. W. Binderman, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1822; at the age of 32.
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