Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from having 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 Burnoom 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 Burnoom family
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Burnoom Spelling Variations
hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Burnoom include Barnham, Barnhum, Barnum, Barnam, Barnhem, Barnem and others.
Early Notables of the Burnoom family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Burnoom family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Burnoom were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: James Barnham who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1785.
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