Binden History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Binden is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived in Dorset.

Early Origins of the Binden family

The surname Binden was first found in Dorset at Bindon which includes Great and Little Bindon. Bindon Hill is an extensive Iron Age earthwork near Lulworth Cove and Bindon Abbey was a Cistercian monastery nearby that was founded in 1149 by William de Glastonia.

Robert Bindon was listed in the Calender of Inquisitones post motem for Nottinghamshire in 1384. [1]

While there is no doubt that the family came from Dorset, it is important to note that by far the greatest history of the name is found in Ireland firstly at Ballyneelough, County Tipperary c. 1580.

David Bindon was the first settler, settled here and is considered to the progenitor of the family in Ireland. Later they became chiefly associated with Limerick and County Clare. [2]

Important Dates for the Binden family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Binden research. Another 102 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1580, 1727, 1664, 1670, 1690, 1765, 1690 and 1765 are included under the topic Early Binden History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Binden 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 Binden family name include Bindon, Byndon and others.

Early Notables of the Binden family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Henry Bindon (d. 1664), grandson of the aforementioned David Bindon was Mayor of Limerick; and his grandson acquired the property of Clooney, County Clare in 1670 which was held by the...
Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Binden Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Binden family to Ireland

Some of the Binden family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 122 words (9 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 Binden family

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 Binden surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Joseph Bindon who settled in New York state in 1775.


  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ MacLysaght, Edward, Supplement to Irish Families. Baltimore: Genealogical Book Company, 1964. Print.
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