The origins of the Barnoombe name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. 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 Barnoombe family
The surname Barnoombe 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 Barnoombe family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barnoombe 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 Barnoombe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Barnoombe Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Barnoombe were recorded, including Barnham, Barnhum, Barnum, Barnam, Barnhem, Barnem and others.
Early Notables of the Barnoombe 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 Barnoombe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Barnoombe family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Barnoombe family emigrate to North America: James Barnham who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1785.