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Bender Family History

Bender Name Meaning
German: occupational name for a cooper, a short form of Fassbender.English: from an agent derivative of Old English bendan ‘to bend (the bow)’, hence probably a metonymic occupational name for an archer. Compare Benbow.Hungarian: from bender ‘curl’, hence a nickname for someone with curly hair.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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287,521 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
41,470 Military Records
22,048 Immigration Records
175,938 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Bender Families

  • Number of Bender families
     573 - 1,143
     192 - 572
     1 - 191
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Bender families
     79 - 155
     27 - 78
     1 - 26
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Bender families
     3 - 2
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Bender Family Origin

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Bender Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Bender

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Bender Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Bender Civil War Service Records

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