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Byram is a name whose history on English soil dates back to the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest of England of 1066. The Byram family lived at Bryram, a township in the parish of Brotherton, in the West Riding of Yorkshire.

Byram Early Origins



The surname Byram was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Byram Spelling Variations


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Byram Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Byrom, Byram, Byrum, Birom, Biram and others.

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Byram Early History


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Byram Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Byram research. Another 224 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1642, 1692, and 1763 are included under the topic Early Byram History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Byram Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Byram Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Byram Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Byram or a variant listed above were:

Byram Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Nicholas Byram, who arrived in Virginia in 1637
  • John Byram, who landed in Virginia in 1663

Byram Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Benjamin, Brambley, Edward, James, Ralph, and Samuel Byram, all arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1827 and 1844
  • J M Byram, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Byram (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Byram (post 1700)



  • Amick Byram (b. 1955), American tenor
  • Adam Bramley Byram (b. 1971), former English cricketer who played from 1989 to 2002 for Shropshire, brother of Gavin Byram
  • Gavin James Byram (b. 1974), former English cricketer who played from 1992 to 2002 for Shropshire
  • Samuel Mark "Sam" Byram (b. 1993), English professional footballer
  • Stephen Byram (b. 1952), New York-based graphic designer
  • Shawn D. Byram (b. 1968), retired Canadian NHL ice hockey left winger who played from 1988 to 2003
  • Amanda Byram (b. 1973), Irish television presenter and former model

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    4. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
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    The Byram Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Byram Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 2 February 2015 at 13:53.

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