Binnington History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Binnington is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of the Britain and comes from the Latin personal name Benedictus, which means blessed.

Early Origins of the Binnington family

The surname Binnington was first found in Hertfordshire at Benington (Bennington), a parish, in the hundred of Broadwater where Almar de Benintone [1] 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. [2] Both place name literally mean "farmstead associated with a man call Beonna," from the Old English personal name "-ing" + "tun. [3] The Lincolnshire 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. [4]

Early History of the Binnington family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Binnington research. Another 73 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Binnington History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Binnington Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Binnington has been spelled many different ways, including Benington, Bennington and others.

Early Notables of the Binnington family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Binnington family

Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Binningtons to arrive in North America: 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.

Contemporary Notables of the name Binnington (post 1700) +

  • William Binnington Boyce (1804-1889), English-born, Australian philologist and clergyman
  • Jordan Binnington (b. 1993), Canadian ice hockey goaltender
  • William Binnington Boyce (1804-1889), English-born, Australian Wesleyan minister, theologian, philologist and administrator

HMS Royal Oak
  • Arthur Binnington (1922-1939), British Boy 1st Class with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he died in the sinking [5]

  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  4. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  5. ^ Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from on Facebook
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