Bingham Family History

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Bingham Name Meaning

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 ham ‘homestead’. The name is also established in Ireland. Jewish (American): Americanized form of various like-sounding habitational names such as Bingenheimer.

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

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

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Bingham Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bingham name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Bingham. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Bingham Family Origin

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Bingham Family Occupations

What did your Bingham ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Student and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bingham. The most common Bingham occupation in Canada was Farmer. 20% of Bingham's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Bingham family was Merchant.

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  • Farmer

  • Student

  • Labourer

  • Merchant


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Bingham ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Bingham Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 180,000 census records available for the last name Bingham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bingham census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 19,000 immigration records available for the last name Bingham. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

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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Bingham Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bingham ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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