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. While there is no doubt that the family came from this area, 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.CITATION[CLOSE]
MacLysaght, Edward, More Irish Families. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0)
Robert Bindon was listed in the Calender of Inquisitones post motem for Nottinghamshire
in 1384. CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
Early History of the Binden family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Binden research.Another 203 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1580, 1727, 1664, 1670, 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 36 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 67 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 Binden 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 Binden surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Joseph Bindon who settled in New York state in 1775.