The origin of the proud surname Bendman can be traced to the historic kingdom of Bohemia, which is now part of Czechoslovakia. In the Middle Ages, Bohemia was a part of the 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 Bendman 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 Bendman was an occupational name for a cooper or a barrel maker. Ancient records reveal the name Bendman is derived from the German word binden, which means to bind.
Early Origins of the Bendman family
The surname Bendman was first found in Bohemia, where this family became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the family became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the 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 Bendman family
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Bendman 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 Bendman family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bendman 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.