Early Origins of the Debnam family
The surname Debnam 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. 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." 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.
Early History of the Debnam family
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Debnam Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Debenham, Debnham, Dedham, Deadham, Dedam, Debynham, Debnam, Deadman, Dedman, Debingham, Dednum, Dednem and many more.
Early Notables of the Debnam family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Debnam family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Debnam Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Wm. Debnam, who settled in Virginia in 1631
- William Debnam, who arrived in Virginia in 1631 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- Thomas Debnam, who settled in America in 1685