The name Barbum is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from when the family lived in the village of Barbon
, about three miles north of Kirkby Lonsdale another small town in Cumbria
, on the River Lune.
Early Origins of the Barbum family
The surname Barbum was first found in Westmorland
, (now known as Cumbria) where they held a family seat
at Barbon Manor from ancient times. Arguably the name could have originated from Barbourne, a parish in Worcestershire
and if the surname originated in southern England
, it is likely from this latter source. It seems that people from both locals claim their origin of the name as distinct. Barebone (1596-1679), the London leather merchant and preacher descended from the Worcestershire
Early History of the Barbum family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barbum research.Another 219 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1301, 1494, 1569, 1589, 1690, 1596, 1679, 1653, 1690 and 1695 are included under the topic Early Barbum History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Barbum Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Barbum are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Barbum include: Barbon, Barbone, Barebone, Barebayn, Barbyn, Barbyne, Barboyn, Barboyne, Barban and many more.
Early Notables of the Barbum family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Barbum family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Barbum or a variant listed above: Marie Barbant, who came to Quebec in 1666; Joh Wolf Barben, who arrived in America in 1709; Anna Barben, who settled in America in 1709; Maria Barben, who came to America in 1709.