Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived in the parish named Barnham in Hampshire. Further research showed the name was derived from the Old English words beorg, meaning hill, and ham, meaning homestead.
Early Origins of the Barnhan family
Hampshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Southwick, some say, from the time of the Norman Conquest of England by Duke William of Normandy at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Barnhan family
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Barnhan Spelling Variations
spelling variations, including Barnham, Barnhum, Barnum, Barnam, Barnhem, Barnem and others.
Early Notables of the Barnhan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Barnhan family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Barnhan were among those contributors: James Barnham who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1785.
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