Hiam History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Hiam belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons. It is a product of their having lived in or beside an enclosed region. The surname Hiam originally derived from the Old English word hegham which referred to an enclosed dwelling.

Early Origins of the Hiam family

The surname Hiam was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Important Dates for the Hiam family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hiam research. Another 101 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1440, 1560, 1495, 1571, 1554, 1555, 1568, 1634 and 1545 are included under the topic Early Hiam History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hiam Spelling Variations

Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Hiam include Hyam, Hyams, Hygham, Hyham, Higham, Highams and many more.

Early Notables of the Hiam family (pre 1700)

Notables of the family at this time include Sir Clement Higham, (also Heigham), of Barrow Hall, Suffolk, (1495-1571), a Member of Parliament, Speaker of the House of Commons (1554-1555), Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer...
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Hiam migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Hiam Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mary A. Hiam, aged 24, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Samuel Boddington" [1]
  • Mary Ann Hiam, aged 24, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Samuel Boddington" in 1849 [1]

Citations

  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SAMUEL BODDINGTON 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849SamuelBoddington.htm
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