Show ContentsBinkly History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Binkly name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived in the parish and market town of Bingley, in the West Riding of Yorkshire.

Early Origins of the Binkly family

The surname Binkly 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 Binkly family

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Binkly 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 Binkly has undergone many spelling variations, including Bingley, Bingler, Bingly and others.

Early Notables of the Binkly family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Binkly family to Ireland

Some of the Binkly family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Binkly 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 Binkly were among those contributors: William Bingley who settled in Newbury Massachusetts in 1659; John Bingley settled in New England in 1765; Peter Bingly arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1736..

  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) on Facebook