When Harris Bingham was born on 18 April 1806, in Cornwall, Addison, Vermont, United States, his father, Ira Bingham Sr, was 29 and his mother, Sophia Weeks, was 26. He married Lucia Ann Warner on 28 December 1828. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 12 May 1894, in Cornwall, Addison, Vermont, United States, at the age of 88.
English (Dorset) and Irish (County Mayo): habitational name from Bingham (Nottinghamshire). The placename is probably from an Old English folk-name Bynningas (‘the people associated with a man named Bynna’), or possibly from an unattested Old English word bing ‘a kettle-shaped hollow’, + Old English hām ‘homestead’.
Irish (Ulster, of Scottish origin): altered form of Bigham .
American shortened and altered form of various like-sounding Jewish surnames such as Bingenheimer .