First name origin & meaning:
German: Kettle-shaped hollow
First name variations: Bing, Binge, Binga
Last name origins & meanings:
- English: habitational name from a place in Nottinghamshire
called Bingham, from an unattested Old English clan name,
Binningas, or an Old English word bing ‘(a) hollow’ +
Old English hām ‘homestead’.
- Jewish (American): Americanized form of
various like-sounding habitational names such as Bingenheimer.
- The Bingham family of Melcombe Bingham in Dorset can trace their
descent back to Robert de Bingham, recorded in 1273, who probably came
from Bingham in Nottinghamshire. His descendants included the Earls of
Lucan. A branch of the family was established in Ireland, where they
gave their name to Binghamstown in County Mayo. Sir Richard Bingham
(c.1528–99) was Marshal of Ireland. Charles Bingham
(1735–99) was created earl of Lucan in 1795.
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