Early Origins of the Welham family
The surname Welham was first found in Somerset
where they held a family seat
from ancient times and the Chief branch resided at Ilchester, but the senior branched removed to Poundsford Park in that shire.
Welham is a parish, in the union of Mahket-Harborough, hundred of Gartree, S. division of the county of Leicester. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print. ANd Welham is a village in the civil parish of Clarborough and Welham, in the district of Bassetlaw, Nottinghamshire. Both date back to the Domesday Book where they were listed as Weleham and Wellun, respectively. It is thought that the place names mean "homestead by the stream" and/or "place at the springs." 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 Welham family
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Welham Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Welham family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Welham family to Ireland
Some of the Welham family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Welham family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Welham Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Sophia Welham, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Buckinghamshire" in 1839 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Buckinghamshire 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Buckinghamshire.htm
Contemporary Notables of the name Welham (post 1700)
- Liam Welham (b. 1988), English rugby league footballer
- Kris Welham (b. 1987), English rugby league footballer from Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, who plays for the Salford Red Devils
- Tom Welham, British musician in the band Thirteen Senses
The Welham 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: Dei providentia juvat
Motto Translation: The providence of God is our help.