Binns Family History

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Binns Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): patronymic from the Middle English personal name Binne, Old English Binna (of uncertain origin). Altered spelling of German and Swiss Binz.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Benns, Biss, Benn, Minns, Kinne, Ginn, Finn, Zins, Berns, Bivens

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Binns Family Origin

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Binns Family Occupations

What did your Binns ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Binns occupation in the UK was Farmer. 4% of Binns's were Farmers. Farmer, Coal Miner and Worsted Weaver were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Binns. A less common occupation for the Binns family was Labourer.

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  • Farmer

  • Coal Miner

  • Worsted Weaver

  • Labourer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Binns ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Binns Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 129,000 census records available for the last name Binns. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Binns census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Binns. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Binns. For the veterans among your Binns ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Binns Life Expectancy

What is the average Binns lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Binns life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Binns in 1942 was 53, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Binns

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Binns ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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