Binney Family History

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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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Binney Family Origin

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Binney Family Occupations

What did your Binney ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Binney family was Merchant. The most common Binney occupation in Canada was Bishop Nova Scotia. 33% of Binney's were Bishop Nova Scotias. Bishop Nova Scotia and Customs Clerk were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Binney.

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  • Bishop Nova Scotia

  • Customs Clerk

  • Merchant


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Binney Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Binney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Binney 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Binney. 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 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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Binney Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Binney

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Binney 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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