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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.

Byrum Early Origins



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.

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Byrum Spelling Variations


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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.

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Byrum Early History


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Byrum Early History



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

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Byrum Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Byrum Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In England 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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Byrum (post 1700)


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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

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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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).
    2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    4. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    6. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    7. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    9. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    10. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
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    The Byrum Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Byrum 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 18 December 2014 at 14:54.

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