Binchey is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin and comes from the family once having 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 Binchey family
The surname Binchey was first found in Middlesex, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Binchey family
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Binchey Spelling Variations
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 Binchey family name include Bing, Binge, Binley, Binckes, Bink, Byng, Bincks and others.
Early Notables of the Binchey 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
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Migration of the Binchey family to Ireland
Some of the Binchey family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Binchey family to the New World and Oceana
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 Binchey surname or a spelling variation of the name include: James Binckes who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1860; Brian Bincks settled in New England
in 1620; Charles Bincks settled in New England
The Binchey 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.