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 Hendle derived from a number of Germanic personal names, such as Heinrich, Hantbert, Hantwin and Handolf.
Early Origins of the Hendle family
The surname Hendle 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 Hendle family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hendle 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 Hendle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hendle 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 Hendle family (pre 1700)
Notables of the period with the surname Hendle 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 Hendle Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hendle family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Hendle Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Alice Hendle, aged 57, who landed in America from Newcastle, England, in 1914
- Robert J. Hendle, aged 11, who emigrated to the United States from Newcastle, England, in 1914
- W. Arthur Hendle, aged 10, who emigrated to the United States from Newcastle, England, in 1914
- William Hendle, aged 19, who landed in America, in 1919
- Trevor Hendle, aged 28, who settled in America, in 1921
- ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
The Hendle 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