The name Biram reached English shores for the first time with the ancestors of the Biram family as they migrated following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Biram family lived at Bryram, a township in the parish of Brotherton, in the West Riding of Yorkshire.
Early Origins of the Biram family
The surname Biram was first found in Lancashire
where they held a family seat
from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy
, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Biram family
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Biram Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Biram include Byrom, Byram, Byrum, Birom, Biram and others.
Early Notables of the Biram family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Biram family to the New World and Oceana
at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Birams to arrive on North American shores: John Byrom who settled in Virginia in 1656; William Byrom settled in Virginia in 1736; Benjamin, Brambley, Edward, James, Ralph, and Samuel Byram, all arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1827 and 1844..
Contemporary Notables of the name Biram (post 1700)
- Scott H. Biram (b. 1974), American blues, punk, country, heavy metal musician
- Arthur Yitzhak Biram (1878-1967), Israeli philosopher, philologist, and educator
Historic Events for the Biram family
- Mr. Bernard Frank Biram (1906-1941), Australian Petty Officer Cook (O) from Coogee, New South Wales, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II and died in the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp