The name Beng is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived by an open manger or stall. It derived from the Old English name Binningas,
which was a name for someone who lived near stables.
Early Origins of the Beng family
The surname Beng was first found in Middlesex, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Beng family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beng research.Another 189 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1739, 1574, 1652, 1654, 1712 and 1752 are included under the topic Early Beng History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Beng Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Beng has been spelled many different ways, including Bing, Binge, Binley, Binckes, Bink, Byng, Bincks and others.
Early Notables of the Beng family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include Doctor Andrew Bing (1574-1652), English scholar, a fellow of Peterhouse, who was Regius Professor of Hebrew
at Cambridge, and was part of the "First Cambridge Company" charged by James I of England
with translating... Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Beng Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Beng family to Ireland
Some of the Beng family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland
is included in all our PDF Extended History products
and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Beng family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Bengs to arrive in North America: James Binckes who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1860; Brian Bincks settled in New England
in 1620; Charles Bincks settled in New England
The Beng 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 Translation: I will defend.