The name Binington is tied to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of England
. It comes from the Latin personal name Benedictus,
which means blessed.
Early Origins of the Binington family
The surname Binington 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 Binington family
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Binington Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Binington has undergone many spelling variations
, including Benington, Bennington and others.
Early Notables of the Binington family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Binington family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Binington were among those contributors: 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.