Byng


Byng
This very interesting and ancient surname, recorded in the spellings of Bing, Binge, Bingham (the home of Bing), Byng, Binn, and Binning, has long puzzled etymologists. Today it is generally accepted that the origin is Olde English, from the pre Christian era, and a derivative of the tribal or clan name 'Binningas', a people known to have populated the midlands of England before the Roman conquest of 55 a.d. There are however two other possibilities. The first being that the name is locational, and describing one who lived at horse stables, deriving from the Olde Norse word 'bingr' meaning a 'stall'. Indeed it is conceivable that both the above origins share the same roots in pre-history, as it is also possible that 'Binningas' may describe a tribe of horsemen or breeders of horses. The last possibility is that some nameholders may originate from the town of Bingen in Germany, as the name is also found recorded in that country. Early English examples of the surname recording include Simon de Bynninge of London in 1396, William Byngeham of Nottingham in 1433, and Thomas Byng, known as 'The Orator', who died in London in 1599. Other recordings taken from the church registers include Jhon (Joan?) Binge who married William Hearn at the church of St Stephen and St Benet, London, on January 26th 1577, and Sarah, the daughter of one William Binge, who was christened at St Mary Whitechapel, London, on October 19th 1609. The Coat of arms has the magnificent blazon of Quarterly - black and gold, four lions rampant, counterchanged. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Robert Byn, which was dated 1327, in the Subsidy Rolls of the county of Sussex, during the reign of King Edward 111, known as 'The father of the Navy', 1327 - 1377. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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  • Byng — may refer to:* Byng, Oklahoma, a small town in Pontotoc County. * Byng Inlet, Ontario, a ghost town in Parry Sound District. * John Byng (1704–1757), a British admiral, shot by sentence of a court martial. * George Byng, one of several Viscounts… …   Wikipedia

  • Byng — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Edmund Henry Byng, 6. Earl of Strafford George Byng, 1. Viscount Torrington, britischer Admiral Georgia Byng, britische Autorin von Kinderbüchern James Byng (* 1985) britischer Schauspieler und Sänger John …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Byng —   [bɪȖ],    1) George, Viscount (seit 1721) Torrington [ tɔrɪȖtən], britischer Admiral, * Wrotham (bei Maidstone) 27. 1. 1663, ✝ London 17. 1. 1733, Vater von 2); zeichnete sich im Spanischen Erbfolgekrieg bei der Eroberung Gibraltars (1704) und… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Byng — Byng, OK U.S. town in Oklahoma Population (2000): 1090 Housing Units (2000): 434 Land area (2000): 6.522925 sq. miles (16.894297 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 6.522925 sq. miles (16.894297 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Byng, OK — U.S. town in Oklahoma Population (2000): 1090 Housing Units (2000): 434 Land area (2000): 6.522925 sq. miles (16.894297 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 6.522925 sq. miles (16.894297 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Byng — (spr. Bing), 1) George, Viscount Torrington, geb. 1663; nahm jung Seedienste, wurde 1689 Capitän, 1703 Contre Admiral u. nahm 1704 Gibraltar, wurde 1706 Vice Admiral u. entsetzte Barcelona; 1708 Admiral der Blauen Flagge, verhinderte er die… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Byng — (spr. bing), 1) George B., Viscount Torrington, brit. Seeheld, geb. 27. Jan. 1663 zu Wrotham in Kent, gest. 17. Jan. 1733, seit 1678 im Seedienst, wirkte 1688 als Leutnant eifrig und erfolgreich für den Anschluß der Flotte an den Prinzen von… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Byng — Byng, George, Viscount Torrington, brit. Seeheld, geb. 27. Jan. 1663 zu Wrotham in Kent, vereitelte 1717 Karls. XII. Angriff auf England, 1718 20 die Unternehmungen des Kardinals Alberoni gegen Sizilien und Neapel, gest. als Chef der Admiralität… …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Byng — Byng, George, Viscount Torrington, geb. 1663, brit. Seeheld im span. Erbfolgekriege, gewann 1718 die Seeschlacht von Messina gegen die span. Flotte und begründete dadurch die Ueberlegenheit der Engländer im Mittelmeere; st. 1730 als Pair und Chef …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Byng — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Personnalités : John Byng (1704–1757), amiral britannique. George Byng (1er vicomte de Torrington) (1668–1733), amiral britannique. Julian Hedworth… …   Wikipédia en Français


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