The ancestry of the name Bainam dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in Norfolk.
Early Origins of the Bainam family
The surname Bainam was first found in the county of Norfolk
. Baynham Hall is a 17th century manor house located in Michaelchurch-On-Arrow, Gladestry, Powys
. We do known that Hugh Lloyd purchased Baynham Hall in about 1830, but as far as who originally had the manor house built remains a mystery.
Early History of the Bainam family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bainam research.Another 80 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1476, 1500, 1557, 1546, 1543, 1536, 1611, 1582, 1602, 1628, 1606, 1664, 1629, 1681, 1565 and 1593 are included under the topic Early Bainam History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bainam Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Bainam have been found, including Baynham, Bayneham, Bainham, Banham, Banam and others.
Early Notables of the Bainam family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include Thomas Baynham (d. 1500), Constable of St Briavel's Castle. His descendant, Sir Christopher Baynham (d.1557) was the first of the family to hold Clearwell, a village and former ancient manor in the Forest of Dean, West Gloucestershire
. Sir George Baynham (died 1546), was... Another 98 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bainam Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bainam family to Ireland
Some of the Bainam family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Bainam family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Bainam, or a variant listed above: William Baynham who settled in New England
in 1718; Richard Baynham settled in Maryland in 1774; Henry Baynham also settled in New England