The ancestry of the name Barnoom dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in the parish named Barnham
. Further research showed the name was derived from the Old English words beorg,
Early Origins of the Barnoom family
The surname Barnoom 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
by Duke William of Normandy
at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Barnoom family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barnoom research.Another 223 words (16 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 Barnoom History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Barnoom 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 Barnoom have been found, including Barnham, Barnhum, Barnum, Barnam, Barnhem, Barnem and others.
Early Notables of the Barnoom 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... Another 61 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Barnoom Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Barnoom 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 Barnoom, or a variant listed above: James Barnham who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1785.