Binington History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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 [1] 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. [2] Both place name literally mean "farmstead associated with a man call Beonna," from the Old English personal name "-ing" + "tun. [3] The Lincolnshire 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. [4]

Important Dates for the Binington family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Binington research. Another 73 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Binington History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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 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.

Citations

  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  4. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
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