Bingington is an ancient Anglo-Saxon
surname that came from the Latin personal name Benedictus,
which means blessed.
Early Origins of the Bingington family
The surname Bingington was first found in Hertfordshire
at Benington (Bennington), a parish, in the hundred
of Broadwater where Almar de Benintone CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
was listed in the Domesday Book
of 1086. Benington and Long Bennington can be found in the Borough of Boston in Lincolnshire
and this is presumably a later branch of the family as Alan de Beninton was listed there in the Assize Rolls of Lincolnshire
in 1218. CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
Both place name literally mean "farmstead associated with a man call Beonna," from the Old English personal name
"-ing" + "tun. CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
branch have by far the most number of entries in the 13th century. The Hundredorum Rolls
of 1273 list Alice de Bennington and Astin de Bennington in Lincolnshire
and the another roll lists Alan de Bennington and Ralph de Bennington at about the same time in the same shire. CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early History of the Bingington family
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Bingington Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Bingington has been recorded under many different variations, including Benington, Bennington and others.
Early Notables of the Bingington family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bingington family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Bingington or a variant listed above: John Benington who settled in Virginia in 1642; Thomas Cornelius Benington settled in North Carolina in 1740; George Bennington settled in Savannah Georgia in 1775.