Origins Available: Scottish
The noble Viking settlers who came to the rocky shores of Scotland
in the Middle Ages brought with them the ancestors of the Bynyn family. They lived in the old barony of Binney, in the parish of Uphall, in the county of West Lothian.
Early Origins of the Bynyn family
The surname Bynyn was first found in the West Lothian
, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times.
Early History of the Bynyn family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bynyn research.Another 293 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1243 and 1411 are included under the topic Early Bynyn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bynyn Spelling Variations
Scottish names from the Middle Ages vary enormously in their spellings. This is a result of the fact that there were no universal standards like dictionaries for scribes to judge by. The recorded spelling variations
of the name Bynyn include Binney, Binning, Binnie, Benning, Bennyng, Bynnie, Bynny, Bynnyng, Byning, Bynning and many more.
Early Notables of the Bynyn family (pre 1700)
Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bynyn Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bynyn family to the New World and Oceana
Settlers found farms all along the eastern part of what would become the United States and Canada. They provided a base and a backbone that would strengthen two great nations in the making. In the 20th century, the ancestors of those brave Scots have rediscovered their heritage through highland games and Scottish historical societies. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Scottish name Bynyn or a variant listed above, including: Alice Binney who settled in Barbados in 1663; James Binney settled there in 1680 with his servants; John Binney settled in Philadelphia in 1808; Stephen Binney settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1822.
The Bynyn 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: Virtute doloque
Motto Translation: By valour and craft.