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Binney Name Meaning

English (chiefly South Yorkshire): topographic name for someone who lived on land enclosed by a bend in a river, from Old English binnan ea ‘within the river’, or a habitational name from places in Kent called Binney and Binny, which have this origin. Scottish: habitational name from Binney or Binniehill near Falkirk, named in Gaelic as Beinnach, from beinn ‘hill’ + the locative suffix -ach.

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

Similar surnames: Finney, Bunney, Sidney, Birney, Disney, Linney, Winney, Binner

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Where is the Binney family from?

You can see how Binney families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Binney family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Binney families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 16 Binney families living in Massachusetts. This was about 47% of all the recorded Binney's in the USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Binney families in 1840.
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What did your Binney ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Binney. 17% of Binney men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Binney women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Binney were Janitor and Secretary.

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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
  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Janitor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Secretary
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Binney. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Binney. For the veterans among your Binney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Binney lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Binney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Binney in 1958 was 50, and 72 in 2004.

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