This very interesting surname, also recorded as Bende, is usually of Anglo-Saxon origins. It is occupational and describes a maker of long bows and handles for agricultural implements. It could be also be a metonymic or nickname from 'bend-bow' - an archer. The famous Victorian etymologist Canon C W Bardsley gives the meaning as possibly one who lived on the bend of a river, and this is a possible origin for some namedholders, as is the derivation from the Olde English 'beonet' meaning 'grass lands'. What is certain is that the hereditary surname is first recorded both in England and Germany at much the same time although England has it by a whisker. The first German recording is that of Albert Bende in 1286 at Bohringen, Province of Wurtt, whilst early English recordings include Adam del Bent in Staffordshire in 1327, and Henry del Bent of the same county in 1332. Another variation is that of Robert Le Bendare, in Sussex in 1327. Church registers give the following examples Nicholas Bend, christened at St Stephens, Coleman Street, London on February 25th 1564 in the reign of Elizabeth 1, and Henry Bennd, christened at St Katherines by the Tower, London, on September 18th 1609. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Robert de la Bende, which was dated 1272, in the Pipe Rolls of the county of Shropshire, during the reign of King Edward 1, known as 'The hammer of the Scots' 1272 - 1307. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

Surnames reference. 2013.

Игры ⚽ Поможем решить контрольную работу

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Bende — Bende, Bendine friesische Form von → Bernhardine (Bedeutung: die Bärenstarke) …   Deutsch namen

  • bende — Bende, Bender, Bendelette, Cerchez Bande …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • Bende — You may be looking for Bende, NigeriaThe Bende are an ethnolinguistic group based in the Mpanda District of Rukwa Region in western Tanzania. In 1999 the Bende population was estimated to number 27,000. [cite web |url=… …   Wikipedia

  • Bende — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Bende peut être : Bende, une section de la ville belge de Durbuy située en Région wallonne dans la province de Luxembourg Bende, une zone de… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Bende — Original name in latin Bende Name in other language Bende State code NG Continent/City Africa/Lagos longitude 5.55718 latitude 7.63676 altitude 135 Population 79618 Date 2012 01 18 …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • bende — is., esk., Far. bende Kul, köle Aynı zamanda, bu has ve vefakâr bendesine mim koymuştu. Y. K. Karaosmanoğlu Birleşik Sözler bendehane bendezade Atasözü, Deyim ve Birleşik Fiiller bendeniz bendeniz cennet kuşu …   Çağatay Osmanlı Sözlük

  • Bende (Durbuy) — Bende (Belgique) Pour les articles homonymes, voir Bende.   Bende …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Bende (Luxembourg) — Bende (Belgique) Pour les articles homonymes, voir Bende.   Bende …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Bende Bendsen — (* 10. Dezember 1787 in Risum; † 18. Dezember 1875 in Ærøskøbing) war nordfriesischer Magnetiseur, Lehrer, Dichter und Sprachforscher. Zu seinen Werken gehört die Grammatik Die nordfriesische Sprache nach der Moringer Mundart zum Mooringer… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Bende, Nigeria — Bende is a Local Government Area in Abia State, Nigeria.People from Bende include the former governor of the state, Orji Uzor Kalu. [ [ pol.html Day Kalu hosted Ohanaeze Ndigbo] Nigeria Tribune, 31st Aug.… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”