England with the ancestors of the Brahant family in the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Brahant family lived in any of several places of this name in the counties of Middlesex and Kent having derived from the Old English words beorg, meaning hill, and ham, meaning homestead.
Early Origins of the Brahant family
Kent, where Barham is a village and civil parish in the City of Canterbury. It was listed as Bioraham in 799 and later as Bercheham in the Domesday Book.CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8) The first record of the surname was Warine de Berham, as holding lands in Kent in 1203.
Early History of the Brahant family
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Brahant Spelling Variations
spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Brahant has been recorded under many different variations, including Barham, Bareham, Barrham, Braham, Bearham, Bereham and many more.
Early Notables of the Brahant family (pre 1700)
Kent (1390-1391); Sir Edward Barkham (died 1634), an English merchant, Lord Mayor of London...
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Migration of the Brahant family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Brahants were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America: Anthony Barham who settled in Virginia in 1626; L. Berham arrived in San Francisco, California, in 1850; Mary Barham settled in Virginia in 1654; Thomas Barham settled in Maryland in 1720..
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