Bingham

The Meaning & Origin of the Name Bingham

Bingham is an English boy name, which has 7 letters.

Bingham is a surname of English origin. It is believed to have derived from the Old English term ‘bing’, meaning a hollow or valley, and ‘ham’, meaning a settlement or village. Thus, the name could mean ‘from the settlement in the hollow’.

Pronuncation ˈbɪŋ-əm

Alternate Meaning Town of the hollow

Origin or Current Usage English

Gender M

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Detailed Information About The Name Bingham

The name "Bingham" is of English origin and has its roots in the Old English language. It is derived from the personal name "Binga," which means "Bing's son." The suffix "-ham" signifies a settlement or homestead in Old English. Therefore, "Bingham" can be interpreted to mean "the homestead of Bing's son."

The surname "Bingham" was first found in Nottinghamshire, in the East Midlands region of England. The Bingham family has a long history and was established and influential in the area.

Over time, the name "Bingham" spread to other parts of England and eventually to other English-speaking countries as people migrated. The Bingham surname can now be found in various countries, including the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

In terms of notable individuals with the surname "Bingham," there have been several prominent figures throughout history. For example, George Bingham, the Third Earl of Lucan, was a British peer and army officer who gained notoriety for his involvement in a murder case known as the "Bingham family murder." Another notable figure is Hiram Bingham III, an American explorer and politician who discovered the ancient city of Machu Picchu in Peru. Bingham University, a prominent Nigerian private university, is also named after him.

Overall, the name "Bingham" carries a rich history and has connections to various geographical locations and notable personalities. Its English origins and meaning make it a distinctive and intriguing surname.

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