The Pearham surname is a habitational name derived from place names such as Parham in Suffolk
, derived from the Old English words "pere," meaning "pear," and "ham," or "homestead."
Early Origins of the Pearham family
The surname Pearham was first found in Suffolk
, at Parham, a village and civil parish that dates back to at least the Domesday Book
where it was listed as Perreham and literally meant "homestead or enclosure where pears grow." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early History of the Pearham family
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Pearham Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Parham, Param, Parram, Perham, Pearham, Perram and others.
Early Notables of the Pearham family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pearham family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: F. Parham, who arrived in Virginia in 1663; Joseph Parham, who arrived in Boston in 1701; Thomas Parham, who was deported to America in 1770; as well as Charles Parham, who was naturalized in Ohio in 1835..