The name Bing is an old Anglo-Saxon
name. It comes from when a family lived by an open manger or stall. It derived from the Old English name Binningas,
which was a name for someone who lived near stables.
Early Origins of the Bing family
The surname Bing was first found in Middlesex, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Bing family
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Bing Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Bing were recorded, including Bing, Binge, Binley, Binckes, Bink, Byng, Bincks and others.
Early Notables of the Bing family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include Doctor Andrew Bing (1574-1652), English scholar, a fellow of Peterhouse, who was Regius Professor of Hebrew
at Cambridge, and was part of the "First Cambridge Company" charged by James I of England
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Migration of the Bing family to Ireland
Some of the Bing family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Bing family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Bing family emigrate to North America:
Bing Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- John Bing, who settled in Virginia in 1636
Bing Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Carl Friedrich Bing, who arrived in Long Island in 1781 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Contemporary Notables of the name Bing (post 1700)
- Richard Bing (1909-2010), American cardiologist
- Dave Bing (b. 1943), American basketball player and current mayor of Detroit, Michigan
- Darnell Bing (b. 1984), American football player
- Stephen Leo Bing (b. 1965), Jewish-American real estate developer, film producer, and philanthropist
- R H Bing (1914-1986), American mathematician
- Elisabeth Dorothea Bing (1914-2015), née Koenigsberger, German physical therapist, co-founder of Lamaze International, and proponent of natural childbirth
- Suzanne Bing (1885-1967), French actress
- Samuel Bing (1838-1905), German art dealer
- Sir Rudolph Bing (1902-1997), Austrian-born opera impresario, General Manager of the Metropolitan Opera in New York from 1950 to 1972
- Paul Robert Bing (1878-1956), Swiss-German neurologist, eponym of Bing's sign
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The Bing Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto Translation: I will defend.