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Binney Name Meaning

English (Cornwall): variant of Benney . English: from a Middle English personal name Bin(n)y (Old English Bynni of uncertain origin) also sometimes appearing as Middle English Bynne. Scottish: habitational name from Binny in Uphall West Lothian named in Gaelic as Beinnach from beinn ‘hill’ + the locative suffix -ach. English: occasionally a topographic name for someone who lived on land enclosed by a bend in a river from Old English binnan ēa ‘within the river’ or a habitational name from any of the places in Kent called Binney and Binny which have this origin.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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

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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 United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 7 Binney families living in British Columbia. This was about 28% of all the recorded Binney's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Binney families in 1911.
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What did your Binney ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Clerk and Nurse were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Binney. 100% of Binney men worked as a Clerk and 100% of Binney women worked as a Nurse. .

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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 1921

  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Nurse
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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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