The present generation of the Binckley family is only the most recent to bear a name that dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived in the parish and market town of Bingley,
in the West Riding of Yorkshire.
Early Origins of the Binckley family
The surname Binckley was first found in West Yorkshire
at Bingley, a market town that is now in the metropolitan borough of the City of Bradford. The town dates back to the Domesday Book
of 1086 where it was listed as Bingelei CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
and probably meant "woodland clearing of the family or followers of a man called Bynna," from the Old English personal name
+ "inga" + "leah." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early History of the Binckley family
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Binckley Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Binckley include Bingley, Bingler, Bingly and others.
Early Notables of the Binckley family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Binckley family to Ireland
Some of the Binckley family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 65 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Binckley family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Binckley were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: William Bingley who settled in Newbury Massachusetts in 1659; John Bingley settled in New England
in 1765; Peter Bingly arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1736..