The earliest origins of the name Binnie are with the Viking settlers of the early Middle Ages; the surname having come from a place named by the Vikings
It is a name for someone who lived in the old barony of Binney, in the parish of Uphall, in the county of West Lothian.
Early Origins of the Binnie family
The surname Binnie was first found in the West Lothian
, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times.
Early History of the Binnie family
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Binnie Spelling Variations
Medieval scribes most often spelled names by the way they sounded. spelling variations
, are thus, very common in records dating from that time. Over the years, Binnie has been spelled Binney, Binning, Binnie, Benning, Bennyng, Bynnie, Bynny, Bynnyng, Byning, Bynning and many more.
Early Notables of the Binnie family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Binnie family to the New World and Oceana
The Scottish settlers spread out along the fertile land of the east coast of what would become the United States and Canada. They and many of their children went on to play important roles in the forging of the great nations of the United States and Canada. That heritage has been recovered by many in this century through Clan
societies and other Scottish historical organizations. Archival documents indicate that members of the Binnie family relocated to North American shores quite early:
Binnie Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Mildred Binnie, aged 4, who emigrated to America from Dundee, Scotland, in 1907
- John F. Binnie, aged 45, who emigrated to the United States from Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1908
- Janet M. Binnie, aged 25, who settled in America from Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1909
- Mary Binnie, aged 36, who landed in America from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1910
- George Binnie, aged 24, who settled in America from Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1910
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Binnie Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
- Edith Binnie, aged 36, who settled in Toronto, Canada, in 1909
- James Binnie, aged 40, who emigrated to Montreal, Canada, in 1913
- George Binnie, aged 48, who settled in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia Canada, in 1918
- A. White Binnie, aged 46, who settled in Canada, in 1923
Contemporary Notables of the name Binnie (post 1700)
- Brian Binnie (b. 1953), United States Navy officer and test pilot for the experimental spaceplane SpaceShipOne
- William Binnie (b. 1885), Scottish architect
- Paul Binnie (b. 1967), Scottish artist working in the Japanese tradition of woodblock printmaking
- William James Eames Binnie (1867-1949), British civil engineer
- William Ian Corneil Binnie (b. 1939), Canadian puisne justice on the Supreme Court of Canada
- Sir Alexander Binnie (1839-1917), English civil engineer who worked on crossings of the River Thames in London
- Geoffrey Morse Binnie (1908-1989), English consulting Engineer from the Engineering family that made up Binnie & Partners
- Alfred Maurice Binnie (b. 1901), English Engineer at Cambridge University
- Binnie Barnes (1903-1998), English actress
Historic Events for the Binnie family
- Mr. John E Binnie (b. 1907), English Stoker Petty Officer serving for the Royal Navy from Liverpool, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm
The Binnie Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Virtute doloque
Motto Translation: By valour and craft.