Binet History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Binet family

The surname Binet was first found in Maine, where the family first originated and maintained their status as one of the more distinguished families in the town of Vendée.

Early History of the Binet family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Binet research. Another 166 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1366, 1400, 1426, 1536, 1603, 1624, and 1670 are included under the topic Early Binet History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Binet Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Binnette, Binette, Binet, Biney, Binney, Binon, Binot, Bineau, Binaud, Binault and many more.

Early Notables of the Binet family (pre 1700)

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United States Binet migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Binet Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • F. A. Binet, who arrived in Mississippi in 1855

Canada Binet migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Binet Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Mr. René Binet, French settler travelling to Canada for work arriving on 23 March 1665 [1]
  • René Binet, son of Mathurin and Marie, who married Catherine Le Bourgeois, daughter of Thomas and Marie, in Quebec on 19th October 1667 [2]
  • Nicolas Binet, son of René and Catherine, who married Geneviève Brisson, daughter of René and Anne, in L'Ange-Gardien, Quebec on 12th November 1697 [2]
  • Joseph-François Binet, son of René and Catherine, who married Marie-Françoise Vachon, daughter of Paul and Marguerite, in Beauport, Quebec on 4th February 1698 [2]
Binet Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Nicolas Binet, son of Antoine and Anne, who married Gabrielle Denoyon, daughter of Jacques and Marguerite, in Boucherville, Quebec on 5th April 1723 [2]
  • Raphael Binet, son of Nicolas and Geneviève, who married Marie-Josephte Turgeon, daughter of Jean and Anne-Thérèse, in Beauport, Quebec on 22nd November 1728 [2]
  • Louis Binet, son of Nicolas and Geneviève, who married Angélique Landry, daughter of Claude and Angélique, in Beauport, Quebec on 1st October 1731 [2]
  • Ange Binet, son of Nicolas and Geneviève, who married Marie-Ursule Tardif, daughter of François and Geneviève, in Beauport, Quebec on 1st October 1742 [2]
  • François Binet, son of Nicolas and Geneviève, who married Charlotte Parant, daughter of Charles and Marguerite, in Montreal, Quebec on 21st May 1742 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Binet (post 1700) +

  • Pierre-Louis Binet de Marcognet, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [3]
  • Laurent Binet (b. 1972), French language co-ordinator at University of Bristol
  • René Binet (1732-1812), French translator
  • Charles Henri Joseph Binet (1869-1936), French Archbishop of Besançon and Cardinal
  • Helene Binet (b. 1959), Swiss French photographer of architecture
  • Alfred Binet (1857-1911), French psychologist, inventor of an intelligence test, which is the basis of today's IQ test
  • Jacques Philippe Marie Binet (1786-1856), French mathematician, eponym of Binet's formula
  • Gérard Binet (b. 1955), Canadian politician from the Canadian province of Quebec
  • Derrick Binet Mayes (b. 1974), former professional American football wide receiver


  1. ^ Debien, Gabriel. Liste Des Engagés Pour Le Canada Au XVIIe Siècle. Vol. 6, Laval University, 1952. (Retreived 24th May 2018). Retrieved from https://lebloguedeguyperron.wordpress.com/2016/06/30/130-liste-des-contrats-dengagement-pour-la-nouvelle-france-releves-a-la-rochelle-entre-1634-et-1679/
  2. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  3. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 11) Pierre-Louis Binet. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html


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