Of all the Anglo-Saxon
names to come from Britain, Bayham is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in Norfolk.
Early Origins of the Bayham family
The surname Bayham was first found in the county of Norfolk
. Baynham Hall is a 17th century manor house located in Michaelchurch-On-Arrow, Gladestry, Powys
. We do known that Hugh Lloyd purchased Baynham Hall in about 1830, but as far as who originally had the manor house built remains a mystery.
Early History of the Bayham family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bayham research.Another 313 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1476, 1500, 1557, 1546, 1543, 1536, 1611, 1582, 1602, 1628, 1606, 1664, 1629, 1681, 1565 and 1593 are included under the topic Early Bayham History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bayham Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Bayham has been spelled many different ways, including Baynham, Bayneham, Bainham, Banham, Banam and others.
Early Notables of the Bayham family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include Thomas Baynham (d. 1500), Constable of St Briavel's Castle. His descendant, Sir Christopher Baynham (d.1557) was the first of the family to hold Clearwell, a village and former ancient manor in the Forest of Dean, West Gloucestershire
. Sir George Baynham (died 1546), was... Another 98 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bayham Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bayham family to Ireland
Some of the Bayham family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 89 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bayham family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Bayhams to arrive in North America: William Baynham who settled in New England
in 1718; Richard Baynham settled in Maryland in 1774; Henry Baynham also settled in New England