Bindom History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Bindom is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when the family lived in Dorset.

Early Origins of the Bindom family

The surname Bindom 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 Bindom family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bindom 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 Bindom History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bindom Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Bindom are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Bindom include: Bindon, Byndon and others.

Early Notables of the Bindom 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 Bindom Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Bindom family to Ireland

Some of the Bindom 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 Bindom family

Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Bindom or a variant listed above: Joseph Bindon who settled in New York state in 1775.

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Citations

  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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