The ancestors of the Binns surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name comes from when they 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 Binns family
The surname Binns 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 Binns family
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Binns Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Binns include Binns, Bins, Binnes, Binn and others.
Early Notables of the Binns family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Binns family to Ireland
Some of the Binns family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 99 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Binns family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:
Binns Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Mary Binns who settled in New England in 1775
Binns Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Benjamin Pemberton Binns moved in Philadelphia in 1817
- Charles Binns, who landed in Philadelphia in 1857
Binns Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Agnes Binns, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Bruce" in 1846 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY BRUCE 1846. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1846LadyBruce.htm
Binns Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Richard Binns, aged 29, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Oriental" in 1840
- Mary Ann Binns, aged 28, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Oriental" in 1840
- George Binns, who landed in Nelson, New Zealand in 1842
- George Binns, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1842 aboard the ship "Bombay"
- Joseph Binns, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mermaid" in 1859
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Contemporary Notables of the name Binns (post 1700)
- Edward Binns (1916-1990), American actor
- John Alexander Binns, American agriculturist in Vermont, an early experimenter with gypsum as a fertilizer
- George Binns (d. 1918), English actor
- Malcolm Binns (b. 1936), English pianist
- Brigadier Leslie Gilbert Binns (b. 1900), Australian Commanding Officer 4th Australian Base Sub-Area in 1945 CITATION[CLOSE]
Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, August 30) Leslie Binns. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Binns/Leslie_Gilbert/Australia.html
- Patrick George Binns (b. 1948), Canadian politician, Premier of Prince Edward Island
- Kenneth Binns (1882-1969), Scottish-born, Australian librarian, a founding member of the Australian Institute of Librarians
- Professor Howard Binns, University of Guelph
Historic Events for the Binns family
- Mr. Leslie M Binns, British Ordinary Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html
HMS Royal Oak
- Frederick Beaumont Binns (d. 1939), British Able Seaman with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he died in the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html
The Binns 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.