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Binn History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origins of the Binn name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived in the village and parish of Binns near Great Smeaton in Yorkshire. In medieval times, the name literally meant hollows, and indicated that the bearer lived near a hollow.

Early Origins of the Binn family

The surname Binn was first found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Binn family

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Binn Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Binn were recorded, including Binns, Bins, Binnes, Binn and others.

Early Notables of the Binn family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Binn family to Ireland

Some of the Binn family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Binn family to the New World and Oceana

To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Binn family emigrate to North America: Mary Binns who settled in New England in 1775; Charles Binns in Philadelphia in 1857; Benjamin Pemberton Binns in Philadelphia in 1817; John Bins settled in Philadelphia in 1854..

The Binn 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: Labore et diligentia
Motto Translation: With labor and diligence.

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