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German surnames developed at a time when most of the German provinces were states of the Holy Roman Empire. At first people used only a single name, but as the population grew and people began to travel, they began to find it necessary to take on an additional name to differentiate themselves. Fairly general principles guided the development of hereditary surnames in Germany. Two of the common types of family names found in Germany are patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. The surname Handel derived from a number of Germanic personal names, such as Heinrich, Hantbert, Hantwin and Handolf.

Handel Early Origins



The surname Handel was first found in Silesia, where this family made important contributions toward the development of this district from ancient times. Always prominent in social and political affairs, the family formed alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation.

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Handel Spelling Variations


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Handel Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Handel, Haendel, Hendel, Handle, Handele, Handell, Haendle, Haendele, Haendell, Hendle, Hendele, Hendell, Haehndel, Hehndel, Handl, Haendler, Handler and many more.

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Handel Early History


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Handel Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Handel research. Another 412 words (29 lines of text) covering the years 1310, 1474, 1496, 1550, 1560, 1579, 1591, 1615, 1685, 1697, 1759, and 1819 are included under the topic Early Handel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Handel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Handel Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the period with the surname Handel were Georg Friedrich Haendel (1685-1759), who was recognized in England and by many in Germany as the greatest composer of his time. Today he is known as one of the two supreme masters of the Baroque era...

Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Handel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Handel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Adam Handel came to Philadelphia in 1773
  • Johan Adam Handel, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1773

Handel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Feit Handel, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1806
  • George Handel settled in New York in 1822
  • C Handel, aged 19, arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1849
  • Dorothea Handel, aged 23, landed in New York in 1854
  • Elth Handel, aged 58, landed in New York in 1854
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Handel Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Handel arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Nimroud" in 1863
  • James Handel arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Nimroud" in 1863

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Contemporary Notables of the name Handel (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Handel (post 1700)



  • Cornelius D. Van Handel, American politician, Representative from Wisconsin 8th District, 1984
  • Karen Handel, American Republican politician, Secretary of State of Georgia, 2007-; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Georgia, 2008
  • Edward Handel, American Democrat politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from East Hartford; Defeated, 1910; Elected 1914
  • Christian F. Handel, American politician, First Selectman of Glastonbury, Connecticut, 1922
  • Christian Handel, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from East Hartford, 1896
  • Anthony H Handel (b. 1948), renowned American lawyer in Brooklyn
  • Thomas Händel (b. 1953), German politician and trade unionist
  • Norton Emmanuel Handel (b. 1935), prominent business executive

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Fest im handel ohne wandel
Motto Translation: Festival in the trade without change


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    2. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    6. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
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    The Handel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Handel 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.

    This page was last modified on 11 September 2016 at 18:53.

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