Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived in or around either of the settlements called Barsham in Norfolk and Suffolk.
Early Origins of the Bassham family
Norfolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Bassham family
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Bassham Spelling Variations
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 Bassham have been found, including Basham, Bosham, Barsham, Bassham, Bashan, Bashum and many more.
Early Notables of the Bassham family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bassham 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 Bassham, or a variant listed above:
Bassham Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Bassham (post 1700)
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