The name Bininton was spawned by the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture that ruled a majority of Britain. It comes from the Latin personal name Benedictus,
which means blessed.
Early Origins of the Bininton family
The surname Bininton 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 Bininton family
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Bininton Spelling Variations
Bininton has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Bininton have been found, including Benington, Bennington and others.
Early Notables of the Bininton family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bininton family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Binintons to arrive on North American shores: 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.