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Barham is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England with the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Barham family lived in any of several places of this name in the counties of Middlesex and Kent having derived from the Old English words beorg, meaning hill, and ham, meaning homestead.

Barham Early Origins



The surname Barham was first found in Kent, where Barham is a village and civil parish in the City of Canterbury. It was listed as Bioraham in 799 and later as Bercheham in the Domesday Book.[1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
The first record of the surname was Warine de Berham, as holding lands in Kent in 1203.

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Barham Spelling Variations


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Barham Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Barham are characterized by many spelling variations. 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. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Barham include Barham, Bareham, Barrham, Braham, Bearham, Bereham and many more.

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Barham Early History


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Barham Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barham research. Another 203 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1535, 1390, 1391, 1634, 1621, 1595, 1667, 1625 and 1626 are included under the topic Early Barham History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Barham Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Barham Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Richard de Berham, Sheriff of Kent (1390-1391); Sir Edward Barkham (died 1634), an English merchant, Lord Mayor of London...

Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Barham Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Barham, or a variant listed above:

Barham Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Anthony Barham, who landed in Virginia in 1624
  • Anthony Barham who settled in Virginia in 1626
  • Mary Barham, who arrived in Virginia in 1641
  • Mary Barham settled in Virginia in 1654
  • Charles Barham, who landed in Virginia in 1668

Barham Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Barham settled in Maryland in 1720
  • Lewis Barham, who arrived in America in 1782

Barham Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Barham, English convict from Sussex, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on July 3, 1822, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 155 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1822
  • Margaret Barham arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Charles Kerr" in 1840 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CHARLES KERR 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840CharlesKerr.htm
  • William Barham, aged 28, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Agincourt" in 1850
  • Mary Barham, aged 20, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Agincourt" in 1850
  • Rhoda Barham, aged 1, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Agincourt" in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Barham Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • David Barham landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • William Barham arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "City of Auckland" in 1871
  • Sarah Barham arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "City of Auckland" in 1871
  • Esther Barham, aged 15, a servant, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Barham (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Barham (post 1700)



  • Mack Elwin Barham (1924-2006), American attorney who served on the Louisiana Supreme Court (1968-1975)
  • Charles Emmett "Cap" Barham (1905-1972), American politician, Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana (1952-1956)
  • Mark Barham (b. 1962), English professional footballer
  • Richard Harris Barham (1788-1845), English humorist
  • Major-General Lindley de Lisle Barham (b. 1900), Director of Staff Duties, Army Headquarters in 1945
  • Peter Barham, Professorial Teaching Fellow in Physics at Bristol University

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Barham Historic Events


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Barham Historic Events




HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Eric Ralph Barham (1905-1941), Australian Sick Berth Petty Officer from Burwood, Victoria, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 155 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1822
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CHARLES KERR 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840CharlesKerr.htm

Other References

  1. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  4. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  5. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  11. ...

The Barham Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Barham Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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