Early Origins of the Medham family
The surname Medham was first found in Durham
where they held a family seat
on the English/Scottish border. After the Norman Conquest
many of Duke William's rebellious Barons moved north. The border became a convenient no-man's land. Notable families such as the Percy, the Umfravilles and the Nevilles gathered many supporting clans around them. In the 16th century they became known as the 'unruly clans'. In that century, many of those clans drove their herds south, and they settled in Yorkshire
. The name was first recorded in Durham
at Bishop Middleham. Edward of Middleham, Prince of Wales
, 1st Earl of Salisbury (1473-1484), was the only child of King Richard III of England
and his queen consort, Anne Neville.
Early History of the Medham family
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Medham Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Middleham, Midleham, Mittleham, Midelham, Middelham, Midleham, Middlam, Midlam, Mitleham, Midham, Medham, Meddleham and many more.
Early Notables of the Medham family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Medham family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..
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