Byrum is one of the names that was brought to England
in the wave of migration following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Byrum family lived at Bryram, a township in the parish of Brotherton, in the West Riding of Yorkshire.
Early Origins of the Byrum family
The surname Byrum 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.
Early History of the Byrum family
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Byrum Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Byrum include Byrom, Byram, Byrum, Birom, Biram and others.
Early Notables of the Byrum family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Byrum family to the New World and Oceana
at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Byrums to arrive on North American shores:
Byrum Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Willy Byrum, aged 10, who emigrated to the United States, in 1909
Contemporary Notables of the name Byrum (post 1700)
- Marie Ruoff Byrum (1893-1967), from Hannibal, Missouri she became the first woman to vote in the United States after the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
- Dion Byrum (b. 1983), American NFL football cornerback
- Dianne Yvonne Byrum (b. 1954), American Democratic politician from the U.S. state of Michigan
- Thomas Elliott "Tom" Byrum (b. 1960), American professional PGA golfer, brother of Curt Byrum, analyst on the Golf Channel
- John Byrum (b. 1947), American film director and writer, best known for his work in The Razor's Edge, Heart Beat, Duets and Inserts
- Curt Allen Byrum (b. 1958), American professional PGA golfer, older brother of Thomas Byrum