The lineage of the name Birnom begins with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in the parish named Barnham
. Further research showed the name was derived from the Old English words beorg,
Early Origins of the Birnom family
The surname Birnom was first found in Hampshire
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor of Southwick, some say, from the time of the Norman Conquest
by Duke William of Normandy
at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Birnom family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Birnom research.Another 223 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1600, 1630, 1575, 1570, 1559, 1598, 1576, 1646, 1604, 1646, 1592, 1650, 1613, 1675, 1659, 1660, 1606, 1685 and 1660 are included under the topic Early Birnom History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Birnom Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Birnom has undergone many spelling variations
, including Barnham, Barnhum, Barnum, Barnam, Barnhem, Barnem and others.
Early Notables of the Birnom family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Sir Martin Barnham of Kent; Francis Barnham (died 1575), English draper, alderman and Sheriff of London in 1570; and his son, Benedict Barnham (1559-1598), London merchant, alderman and Sheriff of London; Sir Francis Barnham (1576-1646), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons... Another 61 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Birnom Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Birnom family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Birnom were among those contributors: James Barnham who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1785.