Show ContentsBarsham History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Anglo-Saxon name Barsham comes from when the family resided in or around either of the settlements called Barsham in Norfolk and Suffolk.

Early Origins of the Barsham family

The surname Barsham was first found in Norfolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Barsham family

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Barsham Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Barsham include Basham, Bosham, Barsham, Bassham, Bashan, Bashum and many more.

Early Notables of the Barsham family (pre 1700)

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United States Barsham migration to the United States +

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Barsham Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Mr. William Barsham, British settler who sailed from Isle of Wright arriving in Salem, Massachusetts in 1630 aboard the ship "Ambrose" as part of the Winthrop Fleet [1]
Barsham Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Edmund M. Barsham, aged 34, who settled in America from Binghamton, U.S.A., in 1911
  • Nellie G. Barsham, aged 40, who settled in Binghamton, U.S.A., in 1911

Contemporary Notables of the name Barsham (post 1700) +

  • Paul M. Barsham (d. 1961), American Republican politician, Member of Kentucky State Senate 10th District, 1938-43 [2]

  1. Pilgrim Ship's of 1600's. Retrieved January 6th 2023 from
  2. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from on Facebook