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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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Bingham (countable and uncountable, plural Binghams)

  1. A town and civil parish in Rushcliffe district, Nottinghamshire, England (OS grid ref SK703343).
  2. A locale in the United States:
    1. A ghost town in Jeff Davis County, Georgia.
    2. A village in Fayette County, Illinois; named for Judge Horatio Bingham.
    3. A town in Somerset County, Maine; named for Pennsylvania statesman William Bingham.
    4. An unincorporated community in Sheridan County, Nebraska.
    5. A ghost town in Dillon County, South Carolina.
    6. An unincorporated community in Greenbrier County, West Virginia.
  3. An English habitational surname for someone from the town in Nottinghamshire, or Melcombe Bingham in Dorset.


  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Bingham is the 1360th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 25941 individuals. Bingham is most common among White (82.0%) and Black/African American (12.7%) individuals.

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