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Birnoomb History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name Birnoomb is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of 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 Birnoomb family


The surname Birnoomb 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 of England by Duke William of Normandy at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Birnoomb family


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Birnoomb 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. Birnoomb has been spelled many different ways, including Barnham, Barnhum, Barnum, Barnam, Barnhem, Barnem and others.

Early Notables of the Birnoomb 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...
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Migration of the Birnoomb 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 Birnoombs to arrive in North America: James Barnham who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1785.

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