Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Birnoom comes from when the family lived in the parish named Barnham in Hampshire. Further research showed the name was derived from the Old English words beorg, meaning hill, and ham, meaning homestead.
Early Origins of the Birnoom family
Hampshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Southwick, some say, from the time of the Norman Conquest of England by Duke William of Normandy at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Birnoom family
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Birnoom Spelling Variations
spelling variations under which the name Birnoom has appeared include Barnham, Barnhum, Barnum, Barnam, Barnhem, Barnem and others.
Early Notables of the Birnoom family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Birnoom family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Birnoom arrived in North America very early: James Barnham who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1785.
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