Binninton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Anglo-Saxon 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  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.  Both place name literally mean "farmstead associated with a man call Beonna," from the Old English personal name "-ing" + "tun.  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. 
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 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.
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- ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
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- ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)