Barnholm History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The lineage of the name Barnholm begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they 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 Barnholm family

The surname Barnholm was first found in 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 Barnholm family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barnholm research. Another 112 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1600, 1630, 1575, 1570, 1559, 1598, 1576, 1646, 1604, 1646, 1592, 1650, 1613, 1675, 1659, 1660, 1606, 1685 and 1660 are included under the topic Early Barnholm History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Barnholm Spelling Variations

Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Barnholm has undergone many spelling variations, including Barnham, Barnhum, Barnum, Barnam, Barnhem, Barnem and others.

Early Notables of the Barnholm family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Sir Martin Barnham of Kent; Francis Barnham (died 1575), English draper, alderman and Sheriff of London in 1570; and his son, Benedict Barnham (1559-1598), London merchant, alderman and Sheriff of London; Sir Francis Barnham (1576-1646), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1604 and 1646, supporter...
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Migration of the Barnholm family

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 Barnholm were among those contributors: James Barnham who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1785.



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