Bender History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Bender family

The surname Bender was first found in Baden, where the name Bender came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.

Early History of the Bender family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bender research. Another 207 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1745, 1770, and 1782 are included under the topic Early Bender History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bender Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Bender, Bennder, Bendder, Bander, Bannder, Bandder and many more.

Early Notables of the Bender family (pre 1700)

Notables with the surname Bender during this period were Philipp Jacob Bender, of the Bender u. Laytha line, who was made a Baron in 1770 in reward for his...
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United States Bender migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bender Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Anna Maria Bender, who arrived in New York, NY in 1709 [1]
  • Georg Bender, who landed in New York in 1709 [1]
  • Henr Bender, who landed in America in 1709 [1]
  • Henr Peter Bender, who arrived in America in 1709 [1]
  • Henrig Bender, who landed in New York in 1709 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Bender Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Hendrick Bender, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1803 [1]
  • Matth Bender, who arrived in America in 1807 [1]
  • Friedrich Wilhelm Bender, who arrived in America in 1833 [1]
  • Maria Christina Bender, who landed in America in 1835 [1]
  • Anna Margaretha Bender, who landed in America in 1840 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Bender Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Frank C Bender, who arrived in Arkansas in 1900 [1]

Canada Bender migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bender Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Dennis Bender U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1783 [2]
  • Mr. George Bender U.E. who settled in Cornwall, Ontario c. 1783 [2]
  • Private Philip George Bender U.E. (b. 1743) born in Germany from Philadelphia, USA who settled in Stamford Township [Niagara Falls], District of Nassau, Ontario c. 1783 he enlisted in 1799 when driven from his home he served in the Butler's Rangers, married to Mary they had 6 children [2]
  • Mr. Tunis Bender U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1783 [2]

New Zealand Bender migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Bender Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Miss Mary Bender, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Maori" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 3rd November 1859 [3]
  • Simon Bender, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1865
  • Miss Julia Bender (Binder), (b. 1840), aged 26, British domestic servant travelling from London aboard the ship "John Temperley" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 21st June 1866 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Bender (post 1700) +

  • Lawrence Bender (b. 1957), American film producer
  • Robert Bender (b. 1962), American children's author/illustrator
  • Russ Bender (1910-1969), American actor, and screenwriter
  • Staff Sergeant Stanley Bender (1909-1994), United States Army soldier awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1944
  • Darrell G. Bender (b. 1938), American Republican politician, Member of South Dakota State Senate 23rd District, 1993-
  • Charles H. Bender, American Democrat politician, Nominated in primary for Governor of Michigan 1916, but withdrew before election
  • Carla Bender (b. 1960), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 2004
  • Benjamin E. Bender, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 30th District, 1924, 1926
  • Austin Letheridge Bender (1916-1980), American Democrat politician, Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1952; Mayor of Chattanooga, Tennessee, 1969-71; Resigned 1971
  • Arnold Bender, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Lebanon, 1948
  • ... (Another 37 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bismarck
  • Hans Bender (1921-1941), German Matrosengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [4]


Suggested Readings for the name Bender +

  • 763 "The Tansill, Bender, Callan, Holmeand, and Other Early American Families" by Xavier Bender Tansill.

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  4. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details


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