Markham History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Markham family

The surname Markham was first found in Nottinghamshire at Markham, near Tuxford, a parish where they family can be traced to the time of Henry II. [1] 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." [2]

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." [2]

Important Dates for the Markham family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Markham research. Another 116 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1120, 1777, 1250, 1479, 1644, 1690, 1678, 1679, 1678, 1568, 1637, 1615, 1597, 1667, 1644, 1690, 1666, 1736, 1693 and 1779 are included under the topic Early Markham History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Markham Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Markham, Marcham, Markam, Markem and others.

Early Notables of the Markham family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Sir John Markham, eminent lawyer in the year 1250; Sir John Markham (died 1479) was an English judge and Chief Justice of the King's Bench; Sir Robert Markham, 1st Baronet (1644-1690), an English politician, Member of Parliament for Grantham (1678-1679) and Newark in 1678; and Gervase Markham (ca. 1568-1637), an English poet and writer, best known for his work "The English Huswife, Containing the Inward and Outward Virtues Which Ought to Be in a Complete Woman" first published...
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Migration of the Markham family to Ireland

Some of the Markham family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Markham migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Markham Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Robert Markham, who settled in Virginia in 1606
  • Thomas and Susan Markham, who settled in Virginia in 1636
  • Thomas Markham, who arrived in Virginia in 1637 [3]
  • John Markham, who landed in Virginia in 1638 [3]
  • John Markham, who settled in Virginia in 1638
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Markham Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Henry Markham, who arrived in Virginia in 1703 [3]
  • Samuel Markham, who landed in Virginia in 1714 [3]
  • George Markham, who settled in Maryland in 1775
  • Ebenezer Markham, who landed in New York in 1798 [3]
Markham Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William Markham, aged 50, who arrived in New York in 1812 [3]
  • Robert Markham, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [3]

Markham migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Markham Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Johnathan Markham, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1749-1752
Markham Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Mr. A. Markham who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Ganges" departing 16th June 1847 from Liverpool, England; the ship arrived on 21st August 1847 but he died on board [4]
  • Mr. James Markham, aged 5 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Ganges" departing 16th June 1847 from Liverpool, England; the ship arrived on 21st August 1847 but he died on board [4]

Markham migration to Australia

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

Markham Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Margaret Markham, aged 22, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Aliquis"
  • Joseph Markham, aged 35, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Aliquis"
  • Edward Markham, aged 19, a farm labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Gilmore"
  • John Markham, aged 30, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "Clara"
  • Anne Markham, aged 21, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "Clara"

Markham migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Markham Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mrs. Rachel Markham, (b. 1793), aged 65, English settler from Turvey travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Zealandia" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 21st September 1858 [5]
  • Mr. George Markham, (b. 1841), aged 23, British settler travelling from Plymouth aboard the ship "Ivanhoe" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 13th June 1864 [6]
  • Mrs. Jane Markham, (b. 1845), aged 19, British settler travelling from Plymouth aboard the ship "Ivanhoe" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 13th June 1864 [6]
  • Richard Markham, aged 28, a labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dorette" in 1874
  • Elizabeth Markham, aged 23, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dorette" in 1874
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Contemporary Notables of the name Markham (post 1700)

  • George Henry Markham (1837-1920), American farmer and politician who served in the Wisconsin State Assembly in 1879
  • Fred Lewis Markham (1902-1984), American architect, known for his many buildings on the campus of Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah
  • Charles "Edward" Anson Markham (1852-1940), American poet, Poet Laureate of Oregon (1923-1931)
  • Curtis Markham (b. 1959), former American NASCAR driver in all three top series
  • Mark Markham, American pianist
  • David Markham (1913-1983), born Peter Basil Harrison, an English stage and film actor
  • Bernard Markham (1962-1972), English Bishop of Nassau
  • Arthur Matthew Markham (1845-1917), English cyclist who won the first formal cycle race held in Britain in 1868
  • Algernon Augustus Markham (1869-1949), English Anglican bishop, the fifth Bishop of Grantham (1937-1949)
  • Violet Rosa Markham CH (1872-1959), English writer, social reformer and administrator, sister of Sir Arthur Basil Markham
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Citations

  1. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 85)
  5. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  6. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
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