The ancestry of the name Beenham dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in Norfolk.
Early Origins of the Beenham family
The surname Beenham 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 Beenham family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beenham research.Another 80 words (6 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 Beenham History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Beenham 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 Beenham have been found, including Baynham, Bayneham, Bainham, Banham, Banam and others.
Early Notables of the Beenham 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 Beenham Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Beenham family to Ireland
Some of the Beenham family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland
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Migration of the Beenham family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Beenham Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- John Beenham, aged 31, a constable, who arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "Escort"