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Binkley Name Meaning

Americanized form of Swiss German Binggeli . English (Nottinghamshire): variant of Bilcliff a habitational name from Belle Clive in Langsett Yorkshire from the Old English personal name Billa + Old English clif ‘cliff bank’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Bunkley, Brinkley, Winkley, Bickley, Bingley, Minkley, Hinkley

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Where is the Binkley family from?

You can see how Binkley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Binkley family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Binkley families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 37 Binkley families living in Ohio. This was about 38% of all the recorded Binkley's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Binkley families in 1840.
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What did your Binkley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Binkley. 20% of Binkley men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Binkley women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Binkley were Carpenter and Waitress. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Farming
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Saleslady
  • Waitress
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Binkley. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Binkley. For the veterans among your Binkley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Binkley lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Binkley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Binkley in 1943 was 48, and 78 in 2004.

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