Bangle

This is an English locational surname. Recorded in many spellings including Bangle, Banglee, Bangley, Bingle, Bingley and others it originates from the town of Bingley in Yorkshire. Locational surnames were generally given or adopted when a person moved to another locality as an immediate form of identity. Sometimes this identity was national such as English or Scot(t), sometimes by county, but usually by town or village or even farmstead. In this case the early surname was "Bingelay" (see below) and later Byngelay, before reverting to the (near) original spelling in the 16th and 17th century. Bingle is first recorded in what is now South Yorkshire, with Godfrid Bingle, the son of Roberti Bingle, being christened at Bolton on Dearne on January 10th 1606. Other recordings include Godfrey Byngeley of Royston, Yorkshire on December 28th 1661, Jane Bangle, who married Edward White at St Giles Cripplegate in the city of London, on May 8th 1730, and John Bangley who was a christening witness at St Sepulchre church, also in the city of London, on April 22nd 1764. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Battes de Bingelay. This was dated 1273, in the Hundred Rolls of Yorkshire, during the reign of King Edward 1st of England and known as "The hammer of the Scots," 1272 - 1307. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was sometimes known as the 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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  • Bangle — Ban gle, n. [Hind. bangr[=i] bracelet, bangle.] An ornamental circlet, of glass, gold, silver, or other material, worn mostly by women, upon the wrist or ankle; a ring bracelet. It differs from other bracelets in being rigid and not articulated,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bangle — Ban gle (b[a^][ng] g l), v. t. [From 1st {Bang}.] To waste by little and little; to fritter away. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bangle — ring shaped bracelet, 1787, from Hindi bangri colored glass bracelet or anklet …   Etymology dictionary

  • bangle — ► NOUN ▪ a rigid ornamental band worn around the arm. ORIGIN Hindi …   English terms dictionary

  • bangle — [baŋ′gəl] n. [Hindi bangrī, glass bracelet] 1. a decorative bracelet, armlet, or anklet 2. a disk shaped ornament, esp. one hanging from a bracelet …   English World dictionary

  • Bangle — Christopher Edward Bangle (* 14. Oktober 1956 in Ravenna, Ohio) ist ein US amerikanischer Produktdesigner für Fahrzeuge. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Leben 2 Entwürfe und Arbeiten 3 Kritik 4 Einzelnachweise …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Bangle — For the band, see The Bangles. For the automobile designer, see Chris Bangle. Bangles on display in India Bangles or churi ( Hindi:चूड़ी (Choodi), Bengali: চুড়ি (churi), Urdu …   Wikipedia

  • bangle — UK [ˈbæŋɡ(ə)l] / US noun [countable] Word forms bangle : singular bangle plural bangles a stiff circular bracelet (= jewellery worn around the wrist) …   English dictionary

  • bangle — [[t]bæ̱ŋg(ə)l[/t]] bangles N COUNT A bangle is a decorated metal or wooden ring that you can wear round your wrist or ankle …   English dictionary

  • bangle — noun Etymology: Hindi baṅglī Date: 1787 1. a stiff usually ornamental bracelet or anklet slipped or clasped on 2. an ornamental disk that hangs loosely (as on a bracelet) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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