Show ContentsBindon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the Bindon surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived in Dorset.

Early Origins of the Bindon family

The surname Bindon 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]

Early History of the Bindon family

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

Bindon Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Bindon include Bindon, Byndon and others.

Early Notables of the Bindon family

Distinguished members of the family include

  • Henry Bindon (d. 1664), grandson of the aforementioned David Bindon was Mayor of Limerick
  • Francis Bindon (c.1690-1765), a popular architect and painter in 18th century Ireland. His brothers Henry and Thomas studied at Trinity College Dublin. Henry was a barrister-at-law and Thomas became D...

Ireland Migration of the Bindon family to Ireland

Some of the Bindon 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.

United States Bindon migration to the United States +

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Bindon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Joseph Bindon who settled in New York state in 1775

Australia Bindon migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Bindon Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Benjamin Bindon, (b. 1813), aged 17, English convict who was convicted in London, England for life for pick pocketing, transported aboard the "Florentia" on 11th August 1830, arriving in New South Wales, Australia, he died in 1831 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Bindon (post 1700) +

  • Dr. Jim Bindon, American Professor of Anthropology, chairman of the Department of Anthropology (1993-1998) at the University of Alabama
  • Jenny Bindon (b. 1973), American soccer goalkeeper
  • Francis Bindon (1690-1765), Irish architect and painter; "he travelled on the continent, and acquired reputation in Ireland both as an architect and a painter" [4]
  • James J. Bindon (1884-1938), Newfoundland businessman and politician
  • John Bindon (1943-1993), British actor and bodyguard, subject of a documentary film in 2005

  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.
  3. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 11th October 2022).
  4. Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 20 Jun. 2019 on Facebook