name Binninton comes from the Latin personal name Benedictus,
which means blessed.
Early Origins of the Binninton family
The surname Binninton was first found in Hertfordshire
at Benington (Bennington), a parish, in the hundred
of Broadwater where Almar de Benintone CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
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. CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
Both place name literally mean "farmstead associated with a man call Beonna," from the Old English personal name
"-ing" + "tun. CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
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. CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early History of the Binninton family
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Binninton 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 Binninton were recorded, including Benington, Bennington and others.
Early Notables of the Binninton family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Binninton 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 Binninton family emigrate to 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.