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The ancestors of the name Binckes date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence by an open manger or stall. It derived from the Old English name Binningas, which was a name for someone who lived near stables.

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Binckes has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Bing, Binge, Binley, Binckes, Bink, Byng, Bincks and others.

First found in Middlesex, 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 Binckes research. Another 189 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1739, 1574, 1652, 1654, 1712 and 1752 are included under the topic Early Binckes History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 149 words (11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Binckes Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the Binckes 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.

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In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Binckess to arrive on North American shores:

Binckes Settlers in United States in the 17th Century


  • Bryan Binckes, who landed in Virginia in 1632

Binckes Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • Engle Binckes, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765

Binckes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • James Binckes who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1860

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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: Tuebor
Motto Translation: I will defend.

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  9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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The Binckes Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Binckes 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.

This page was last modified on 19 September 2013 at 12:16.

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