Last name: BENDER

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BENDER : This last name is indexed 292,429 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

BENDER : 1: German: occupational name for a cooper a short form of Fassbender. Compare Bainter and Painter.2: English (London): metonymic occupational name for an archer or bow maker from Middle English bender an agent derivative of benden ‘to bend’ (Old English bendan). Compare Benbow.3: Hungarian: from bender ‘curl’ hence a nickname for someone with curly hair.4: Croatian: nickname or metonymic occupational name from bender a term denoting a musical instrument similar to a tambourine.5: Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): habitational name from the town of Bendery (now in Moldova).6: Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Bander 2.

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