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