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Bingham Family History

Bingham Name Meaning

English (Dorset) and Irish (County Mayo): habitational name from Bingham (Nottinghamshire). The placename is probably from an Old English folk-name Bynningas (‘the people associated with a man named Bynna’) or possibly from an unattested Old English word bing ‘a kettle-shaped hollow’ + Old English hām ‘homestead’. Irish (Ulster of Scottish origin): altered form of Bigham . American shortened and altered form of various like-sounding Jewish surnames such as Bingenheimer .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Ingham, Kingham, Windham, Winham, Langham, Higham, Benham, Fincham

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Where is the Bingham family from?

You can see how Bingham families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bingham family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bingham families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 111 Bingham families living in New York. This was about 25% of all the recorded Bingham's in USA. New York had the highest population of Bingham families in 1840.
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What did your Bingham ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bingham. 21% of Bingham men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Bingham women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bingham were Truck Driver and Maid. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    21%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    9%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Maid
    6%
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There are 30,000 military records available for the last name Bingham. For the veterans among your Bingham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bingham lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Bingham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Bingham in 1943 was 31, and 72 in 2004.

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