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Baneham History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name Baneham has a long Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived in Norfolk.


Early Origins of the Baneham family


The surname Baneham was first found in the county of Norfolk. Baynham Hall is a 17th century manor house located in Michaelchurch-On-Arrow, Gladestry, Powys, Wales. 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 Baneham family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Baneham research.
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Baneham Spelling Variations


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 Baneham have been found, including Baynham, Bayneham, Bainham, Banham, Banam and others.

Early Notables of the Baneham 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...
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Migration of the Baneham family to Ireland


Some of the Baneham family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Baneham 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 Baneham, 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 in 1763.

Contemporary Notables of the name Baneham (post 1700)


  • Richard Baneham (b. 1974), Irish Academy Award and BAFTA winning animator and visual effects supervisor

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