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The name Hanham reached England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Hanham family lived in Hanham, Gloucestershire. Ancient records reveal the name Hanham is derived from the Old English roots han, which means rock, and ham, which means village or settlement.

Hanham Early Origins



The surname Hanham was first found in Gloucestershire where they held a family seat some say at the time of the Norman Conquest by Duke William of Normandy in 1066 A.D. Conjecturally, they are descended from Hunbald who held the lands of Hanham, now a suburb of Bristol, from Arnulf de Hesdin at the time of the taking of the Domesday Book survey in 1086 A.D. However, it was not until the 12th century when the first person of the name was officially recorded, that being of Peter de Hanham, Lord of the Manor of Hanham.

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Hanham Spelling Variations


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Hanham 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 Hanham include Hanham, Hannam, Haname, Hannan, Hannem, Hanhams, Hannams, Hanam, Hanams, Hannum and many more.

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Hanham Early History


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Hanham Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hanham research. Another 143 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1667, 1559, 1547, 1554 and are included under the topic Early Hanham History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hanham Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hanham Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hanham Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hanham In Ireland


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Hanham In Ireland



Some of the Hanham family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 87 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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 Hanhams to arrive on North American shores:

Hanham Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Hanham who settled in Virginia in 1608

Hanham Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Hanham settled in Virginia in 1773
  • Thomas Hanham, aged 21, landed in Virginia in 1773

Hanham Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James Hanham settled in Hants Harbour in 1829
  • John Hanham settled in Leading Tickles, Newfoundland in 1845 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hanham (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hanham (post 1700)



  • Nellie Hanham, British television actress
  • Joan Brownlow Hanham (b. 1939), Baroness Hanham CBE is a Conservative member of the British House of Lords

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Other References

  1. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  2. 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.
  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  5. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  7. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  8. 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).
  9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  10. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
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The Hanham Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hanham 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 1 December 2015 at 06:26.

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