The ancestors of the bearers of the Binlay family name are thought have lived in ancient Anglo-Saxon England
. They were first found by an open manger or stall. It derived from the Old English name Binningas,
which was a name for someone who lived near stables.
Early Origins of the Binlay family
The surname Binlay was first found in Middlesex, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Binlay family
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Binlay Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Binlay include Bing, Binge, Binley, Binckes, Bink, Byng, Bincks and others.
Early Notables of the Binlay family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include Doctor Andrew Bing (1574-1652), English scholar, a fellow of Peterhouse, who was Regius Professor of Hebrew
at Cambridge, and was part of the "First Cambridge Company" charged by James I of England
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Migration of the Binlay family to Ireland
Some of the Binlay family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland
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Migration of the Binlay family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Binlay or a variant listed above: James Binckes who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1860; Brian Bincks settled in New England
in 1620; Charles Bincks settled in New England
The Binlay Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto Translation: I will defend.