Early Origins of the Markam family
Nottinghamshire at Markham, near Tuxford, a parish where they family can be traced to the time of Henry II. CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print. More recently the parish is known as East Markham and Great Markham. The St. John the Baptist church in East Markham "is a large structure, with a lofty embattled tower, and contains several ancient monuments to the Markham, Cressy, and other families." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
At one time, the family held lands and estates in Maplebeck, Nottinghamshire. "An ancient mansion near the church, once the residence of the De Markham family, has been taken down, and the materials have been sold." CITATION[CLOSE]
Early History of the Markam family
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Markam Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Markham, Marcham, Markam, Markem and others.
Early Notables of the Markam family (pre 1700)
Baronet (1644-1690), an English politician, Member of Parliament for Grantham (1678-1679) and Newark in 1678; and...
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Migration of the Markam family to Ireland
Some of the Markam family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Markam family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Thomas and Susan Markham settled in Virginia in 1636; Robert Markham settled in Virginia in 1606; before the "Mayflower"; John Markham settled in Virginia in 1638.
The Markam 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: Mitis et audax
Motto Translation: Mild and bold
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