Binney History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Binney family

The surname Binney was first found in Maine, where the family first originated and maintained their status as one of the more distinguished families in the town of Vendée.

Early History of the Binney family

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Binney Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Binnette, Binette, Binet, Biney, Binney, Binon, Binot, Bineau, Binaud, Binault and many more.

Early Notables of the Binney family (pre 1700)

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United States Binney migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Binney Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • James Binney, who settled in America in 1680 with his servants
Binney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Binney, who settled in Philadelphia in 1808
  • John Binney, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1808
  • Stephen Binney, who settled in Boston, Massachusetts in 1822
  • Stephen Binney, who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1822
  • John P. Binney who, at the age of 33, settled in Missouri in 1842
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Australia Binney migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Binney Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Isachar Binney (b. 1817), aged 15, Cornish settler convicted in Cornwall, UK on 20th April 1830, sentenced for 14 years for stealing 3 pounds of candles from the changing-house of Poldice Mine, transported aboard the ship "Burrell" on 22nd July 1830 to New South Wales, Australia [1]
  • Mr. Isachar Binney, (Benney, Issachar, Bennie), (b. 1817), aged 13, Cornish stone cutter who was convicted in Cornwall, England for 14 years for felony, transported aboard the "Burrell" on 22nd July 1830, arriving in New South Wales [2]
  • James Binney, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Morley" in 1840 [3]
  • Elizabeth Binney, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Morley" in 1840 [3]
  • John Binney, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Cressy" in 1847 [4]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

New Zealand Binney migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Binney Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Miss Binney, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Isabella Hercus" arriving in Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand on 1st February 1856 [5]

West Indies Binney migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [6]
Binney Settlers in West Indies in the 17th Century
  • Alice Binney, who arrived in Barbados in 1663
  • Alice Binney who settled in Barbados in 1663
  • James Binney, who arrived in Barbados in 1680

Contemporary Notables of the name Binney (post 1700) +

  • William Green Binney (1833-1909), American malacologist
  • Horace Binney (1780-1875), American lawyer
  • David Binney, American saxophonist and composer
  • Constance Binney (1896-1989), American stage and film actress and dancer
  • The Rev. Dr. Thomas Binney (1798-1874), English Congregationalist, born at Newcastle-upon-Tyne in the year 1798 [7]
  • Edward William Binney (1812-1882), English geologist, born at Morton in Nottinghamshire in 1812 [8]
  • Marcus Binney (b. 1944), British architectural historian and author
  • Jonathan Binney (1723-1807), Canadian merchant, judge and political figure in Nova Scotia
  • Edgar James Binney (1885-1978), Australian cricketer
  • James Binney (b. 1950), British astrophysicist
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 30th May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_convicts.pdf
  2. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 5th November 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/burrell
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MORLEY 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Morley.htm
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CRESSY 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Cressy.htm
  5. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  6. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_West_Indies
  7. ^ Thomas Binney. (Retrieved 2010, October 4) Thomas Binney. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Binney
  8. ^ Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 24 Jun. 2019


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