Bingley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origins of the Bingley name come from when the Anglo-Saxon tribes ruled over Britain. The name Bingley was originally derived from a family having lived in the parish and market town of Bingley, in the West Riding of Yorkshire.

Early Origins of the Bingley family

The surname Bingley was first found in West Yorkshire at Bingley, a market town that is now in the metropolitan borough of the City of Bradford. The town dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 where it was listed as Bingelei [1] and probably meant "woodland clearing of the family or followers of a man called Bynna," from the Old English personal name + "inga" + "leah." [2]

Early History of the Bingley family

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Bingley 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 Bingley include Bingley, Bingler, Bingly and others.

Early Notables of the Bingley family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Bingley family to Ireland

Some of the Bingley family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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United States Bingley 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:

Bingley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • William Bingley who settled in Newbury, Massachusetts in 1659
Bingley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Bingley, who settled in New England in 1765

Australia Bingley migration to Australia +

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

Bingley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Bingley, (b. 1800), aged 30, English ploughman who was convicted in West Riding, Yorkshire, England for 7 years for house breaking, transported aboard the "Florentia" on 11th August 1830, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [3]
  • Mr. Jobson Bingley, English convict who was convicted in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England for 10 years, transported aboard the "Fairlie" on 9th Mary 1852, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Island) [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Bingley (post 1700) +

  • William Bingley (1774-1823), English miscellaneous writer, born at Doncaster in 1774 and left an orphan at a very early age [5]
  • Norman Bingley (1863-1940), English Olympic gold medalist sailor at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London
  • Walter Bingley (1930-2017), English footballer, born in Sheffield who played in the Football League from 1948 to 1964
  • Blanche Bingley (1863-1946), English tennis player who won six singles Wimbledon championships (1886, 1889, 1894, 1897, 1898, 1900)
  • Admiral Sir Alexander Noel Campbell Bingley GCB, OBE (1905-1972), British Naval officer, Rear Admiral (1966-1972)
  • Matthew Bingley (b. 1971), former Australian footballer who played from 1987 to 2006 including making 14 appearances for the Australian national team, scoring five goals
  • John Bingley (b. 1941), former Australian rules footballer who played from 1965 to 1966 for St. Kilda
  • Ms. Helen Bingley O.B.E., British Chief Executive of The Abaseen Foundation UK, was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire on 29th December 2018 for voluntary service in the UK and Abroad [6]
  • John Bingley Garland (1791-1875), English-born, Newfoundland merchant, politician, born in Poole, the first Speaker of the House of Assembly of Newfoundland in 1833
  • Austin Bingley Claypool, Canadian provincial politician from Alberta


  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 11th October 2022). https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/florentia
  4. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 26th September 2022). https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/fairlie
  5. ^ Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 24 Jun. 2019
  6. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018, www.thegazette.co.uk/honours-lists


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