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Uncertain. Perhaps from Old English Bynna (given name) + -ing + hām (home, property), or from Old Norse bingr (stall, bed) + hām.

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  1. A town in Nottinghamshire, England.
  2. An English habitational surname for someone from the town in Nottinghamshire, or Melcombe Bingham in Dorset.
  3. A locale in the United States.
    1. A town in Maine; named for Pennsylvania statesman William Bingham.
    2. A village in Illinois; named for Judge Horatio Bingham.
    3. An unincorporated community in Nebraska.
    4. An unincorporated community in West Virginia.
    5. A ghost town in Georgia.
    6. A ghost town in South Carolina.

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