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Where did the English Bynon family come from? What is the English Bynon family crest and coat of arms? When did the Bynon family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Bynon family history?

Bynon is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Bynon family once lived in Norfolk.

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Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Bynon family name include Baynham, Bayneham, Bainham, Banham, Banam and others.

First found in the county of Norfolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bynon research. Another 254 words(18 lines of text) covering the year 1476 is included under the topic Early Bynon History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Bynon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the Bynon family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 108 words(8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.

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For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Bynon surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Bynon Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century


  • Eliza Bynon, who landed in Virginia in 1719

Bynon Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • David Bynon, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1849
  • William Bynon, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1860

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The Bynon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bynon Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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