The name Binchay is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from 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 Binchay family
The surname Binchay was first found in Middlesex, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Binchay family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Binchay research.Another 189 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1739, 1574, 1652, 1654, 1712 and 1752 are included under the topic Early Binchay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Binchay Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Binchay are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Binchay include: Bing, Binge, Binley, Binckes, Bink, Byng, Bincks and others.
Early Notables of the Binchay 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 Binchay Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Binchay family to Ireland
Some of the Binchay family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland
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Migration of the Binchay family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Binchay or a variant listed above: James Binckes who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1860; Brian Bincks settled in New England
in 1620; Charles Bincks settled in New England
The Binchay 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.