Bingham (surname)

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Bingham
Family name
Region of origin England

Bingham is a surname of English origin, ultimately deriving from the toponym of Melcombe Bingham in Dorset. The name was taken to Ireland in the 16th century, by Richard Bingham, a native of Dorset who was appointed governor of Connacht in 1584. There is another Bingham in Nottinghamshire.[clarification needed]

People surnamed Bingham include:

Aristocrats:

Publishers:

  • Barry Bingham, Sr., owner & publisher of Pulitzer Prize winning Courier-Journal newspaper of Louisville, Kentucky
  • Barry Bingham, Jr., editor & publisher of Pulitzer Prize winning Courier-Journal newspaper of Louisville, Kentucky
  • Robert Bingham, American writer
  • Robert Worth Bingham, lawyer, US Ambassador to the United Kingdom, and owner of the Courier-Journal newspaper of Louisville, Kentucky

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