The surname Bender derives from both British and German origin.
In England, it derives from old Benden or Benbow. In Germany, it is a form of Fassbinder (Cooper). It is an occupational name in both English and German forms.
According to the character's back story, Bender was built in Mexico (the other characters refer to his "swarthy Latin charm"). Viewers are informed, through his own testimony, of Bender's prejudice against non-robots: His dialogue often contains anti-human expressions such as "kill all humans". Exceptions who are not subject to Bender's prejudicial attitude are those individuals on his "Do Not Kill" list, which seems to comprise only his best friend Fry and his colleague Hermes (Hermes is added after the episode "Lethal Inspection"). However, Bender is also occasionally portrayed as possessing a sympathetic side, suggesting that he is not as belligerent as he claims, a view often echoed by his friends.
MPHA Executive DirectorGreg Russ says the authority needs to make big changes to its current structure so it has enough money to fix and maintain properties in the future ... “We have to start now,” Russ said of the overhaul to MPHA’s housing portfolio, which now totals some 6,000 units ... Russ has experience with this type of overhaul.
“He says Russ and Aaron were coming off a four-day bender, doing crank [methamphetamine] ... After she had cleaned him up, given him a glass of water, and laid him down, Aaron told her that “a guy walked up to him and said that he was gay and wanted to get with Aaron and Russ,” Kristen said.