Who is Fendrick?

Who is Fendrick? This word sounds to our ears somehow undignified and even somewhat funny. While there is nothing funny in him. Fendrick - the most junior officer rank, the 14-th class in the "Table of Ranks" Peter I. Consequently, in the Russian language the word came in 1722 when the "Sheet" was written and began to establish themselves in public life. Like many words, came to the Russian language during the reign of king and reformer, the word is of German origin, from "Fenrih» (F