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
. Two of the common types of family names found in Germany
surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. The surname Handelsman derived from a number of Germanic personal names, such as Heinrich, Hantbert, Hantwin and Handolf.
Early Origins of the Handelsman family
The surname Handelsman 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.
Early History of the Handelsman family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Handelsman 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 Handelsman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Handelsman 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.
Early Notables of the Handelsman family (pre 1700)
Notables of the period with the surname Handelsman 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 Handelsman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Handelsman family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jacob Hendel, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1748. Johannes Hendel arrived in 1752; while Friedrich Hendel arrived in 1776. John Adam Handel came to Philadelphia in 1773. George Handel settled in New York in 1822.
Contemporary Notables of the name Handelsman (post 1700)
- Walt Handelsman (b. 1956), two-time winner (1997 and 2007) of the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning
- Lewis Handelsman, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 11th District, 1926 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
The Handelsman 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