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Debenham Early Origins



The surname Debenham was first found in Suffolk at Debenham, a large village and civil parish in the Mid Suffolk district that dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 where it was listed as Depbenham. [1]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 place name literally means "homestead or village by the deep river," from the Old English words "deope" + "ham." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Another reference claims the place name derives its name from its situation on the river Deben, which rises at some distance above the town. The kings of the East Angles are said to have held their courts at Debenham, where they had a palace. Originally a market town, Debenham was originally in the union of Bosmere and Claydon, hundred of Thredling and was held by William de Gulafra from Robert Malet who was recorded in the Domesday Book. At that time, Debenham consisted of two churches, St. Mary and St. Andrew and held twenty pigs and twenty eight goats and was noted for it's Norman church.

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Debenham Spelling Variations


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Debenham Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Debenham, Debnham, Dedham, Deadham, Dedam, Debynham, Debnam, Deadman, Dedman, Debingham, Dednum, Dednem and many more.

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Debenham Early History


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Debenham Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Debenham research. Another 199 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1279, 1674, 1426, 1503, 1404, 1481, 1427, 1432 and 1500 are included under the topic Early Debenham History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Debenham Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Debenham Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Debenham 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Debenham Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Debenham, who settled in New York in 1837

Debenham Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Mary Debenham, aged 28, originally from London, arrived in New York in 1904 aboard the ship "Cedric" from Liverpool, England [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFBF-3M6 : 6 December 2014), Mary Debenham, 23 Jan 1904; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Cedric, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • John Debenham, aged 42, arrived in New York in 1907 aboard the ship "Celtic" from Liverpool, England [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXVK-WMX : 6 December 2014), John Debenham, 20 Jul 1907; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Celtic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Frank Debenham, aged 25, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Saxonia" from London, England [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Q3-BTL : 6 December 2014), Frank Debenham, 21 Dec 1919; citing departure port London, arrival port New York, ship name Saxonia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Debenham Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Debenham arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Hyde" in 1850
  • Henry Debenham, aged 24, a carpenter, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Sea Park"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Debenham (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Debenham (post 1700)



  • William Debenham (1794-1863), English businessman, founder of Debenhams, one of the largest retailers in the United Kingdom
  • Christopher Debenham (b. 1953), English cricketer who played for Hertfordshire (1975-1977)
  • Benjamin John "Ben" Debenham (b. 1967), English cricket umpire
  • Sir Thomas Adam Debenham (b. 1971), 4th Baronet, English peer
  • Sir Gilbert Ridley Debenham (1906-2001), 3rd Baronet, English peer
  • Sir Piers Kenrick Debenham (1904-1964), 2nd Baronet, English peer
  • Sir Ernest Ridley Debenham (1865-1952), 1st Baronet, English businessman, Chairman of Debenhams Ltd
  • Nigel Debenham, New Zealand former association football player who represented New Zealand (1978-1989)
  • Frank Debenham OBE (1883-1965), Australian Emeritus Professor of Geography at the Department of Geography, Cambridge University, the first director of the Scott Polar Research Institute
  • John Debenham, Professor of Computer Science at the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFBF-3M6 : 6 December 2014), Mary Debenham, 23 Jan 1904; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Cedric, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXVK-WMX : 6 December 2014), John Debenham, 20 Jul 1907; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Celtic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Q3-BTL : 6 December 2014), Frank Debenham, 21 Dec 1919; citing departure port London, arrival port New York, ship name Saxonia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  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. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  8. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  10. 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.
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