Geldham History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Geldham family

The surname Geldham was first found in Essex where the family name was first referenced in the year 1178 when Gilbert de Geldham (Norman) held lands. We draw the reader's attention to the parish of Great Saling. "The village is pleasantly situated on a green of triangular form, comprising about five acres. The church is supposed to have been erected in the reign of Henry II., and contains monuments to the Yeldham, Goodrich, and Sheddon families. Formerly, the two parishes of Great Saling and Little or Bardfield Saling were one district; and at the time of the Domesday Survey they belonged to the same lord." [1]

Important Dates for the Geldham family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Geldham research. Another 78 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Geldham History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Geldham Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Yeldham, Geldham, Yealdham, Gealdham and others.

Early Notables of the Geldham family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Geldham family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..

Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
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