Huniham History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

An ancient Scottish people known as the Picts were the forefathers of the Huniham family. Huniham is a name for a beekeeper. This occupation was important during the Middle Ages; since sugar was unknown in Europe, honey was the only available sweetener to be used in food preparation. Honey was also vital in the production of mead, a popular beverage.

Early Origins of the Huniham family

The surname Huniham was first found in Fife, where they held a family seat from early times, where it is said, within the family, "we all belong to Fife." Although this is largely true, deriving themselves from Falkland to St. Andrews, the name branched in early times to both Ayrshire and north to the Orkneys.

Early History of the Huniham family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Huniham research. Another 87 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1522, 1555, 1606, 1661, 1676, 1664, 1676 and 1668 are included under the topic Early Huniham History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Huniham Spelling Variations

Prior to the invention of the printing press in the last hundred years, documents were basically unique. Names were written according to sound, and often appeared differently each time they were recorded. Spelling variations of the name Huniham include Honyman, Honeyman, Honiman, Huniman, Hunyman, Hunman, Honnyman, Honneyman, Honniman, Hunniman and many more.

Early Notables of the Huniham family (pre 1700)

Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Huniham Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Australia Huniham migration to Australia +

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

Huniham Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Andrew Huniham, (b. 1808), aged 30, Irish soldier born in Cork who was convicted in Tiruchirappalli (Trechinopoly), Tamil Nadu, India for life for murder, transported aboard the "Caledonia" on 20th August 1838, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [1]


The Huniham Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Progredere ne redgredere
Motto Translation: Advance, do not recede.


  1. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 1st December 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/caledonia


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