Bending


Bending
This interesting and unusual name is of Medieval English origin and is a dialectal variant of a locational name Benenden from a place so called in Kent. The derivation is from an Old English personal name 'Bionna' with 'denn', swine pasture, thus 'the swine pasture of Bionna's people', first recorded in the Register of Hyde Abbey in 993 as 'Bingidene' and 'Bynidene', in the Domesday Book of 1086 as 'Benindene', and as 'Bynindeun' in the 1242 Fees of Kent. During the Middle Ages, as it became increasingly necessary for people to leave their native home to seek work elsewhere, they would often adopt the placename as a means of identification, thus resulting in a wide dispersal of the name. In St. Lawrence, Thanet, Kent, one Richard Bending married Martha Alderston on January 24th 1682. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Joan Benden (christening), which was dated October 5th 1546, Harrietsham, Kent, during the reign of Queen Elizabeth 1, 'Good Queen Bess', 1558-1603. 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.

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  • bending — bénding s. n. Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  BÉNDING s.n. (muz.) Procedeul alternării arcuşului cu ciupirea coardelor (la contrabas). [< engl. bending]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DN  BÉNDING s. n …   Dicționar Român

  • bending — bending; un·bending; …   English syllables

  • Bending — Bend ing, n. The marking of the clothes with stripes or horizontal bands. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bending — Bending. См. Изгиб. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • bending — index flexible, malleable, sequacious Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • bending — bènding m <N mn nzi> DEFINICIJA glazb. savijanje tona, poseban ukras koji se dobije tehnikom disanja kod nekih instrumenata (usne harmonike) ETIMOLOGIJA engl …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • Bending — For other uses, see Bending (disambiguation). Flexure redirects here. For joints that bend, see living hinge. For bearings that operate by bending, see flexure bearing. Continuum mechanics …   Wikipedia

  • Bending — Animation. Das oben dargestellte Bending als Tabulatur. In manchen Fällen wird auch Release Bending bei der Rückkehr zum Ursprungston angegeben …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Bending — Bend Bend, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bended} or {Bent}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bending}.] [AS. bendan to bend, fr. bend a band, bond, fr. bindan to bind. See {Bind}, v. t., and cf. 3d & 4th {Bend}.] 1. To strain or move out of a straight line; to crook by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bending — adj. Bending is used with these nouns: ↑motion …   Collocations dictionary


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