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The origin of the proud surname Bindman 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 Bindman 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 Bindman was an occupational name for a cooper or a barrel maker. Ancient records reveal the name Bindman is derived from the German word binden, which means to bind.

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The surname Bindman 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.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Bendemann, Bendeman, Bindemann, Bindeman, Bendermann, Benderman, Bindermann, Binderman, Bindmann, Bindman, Bendmann and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bindman research. Another 323 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1580, 1720 and 1811 are included under the topic Early Bindman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bindman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


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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  • Arthur Joseph Bindman (b. 1925), American psychologist
  • Sir Geoffrey Bindman (b. 1933), British lawyer specializing in civil liberties
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