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. 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 Bindon family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bindon research.Another 203 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1580, 1727, 1664, 1670, 1690 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 (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 Bindon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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 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 Bindon family to the New World and Oceana
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
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
- James J. Bindon (1884-1938), Newfoundland businessman and politician
- Francis Bindon (1690-1765), Irish architect and painter
- John Bindon (1943-1993), British actor and bodyguard, subject of a documentary film in 2005