Early Origins of the Wenam family
Suffolk at Great Wenham (Wenham-Combustor) or Little Wenham, villages and parishes that date back to the Domesday Book of 1086 where they were collectively listed as Wenham. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8) The place name possibly means "homestead or enclosure with pastureland" from the Old English "wynn" + "ham." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4) Little Wenham is home to Wenham Castle, a castellated manor house, one of the oldest houses in England built by John de Villabus in the 13th century. One of the first records of the surname was found in Surrey in the year 1194 when William and Hawise Wenham held estates in that county.
Early History of the Wenam family
Another 201 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1525, 1455, 1487, 1730 and 1712 are included under the topic Early Wenam History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Wenam Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Wenham, Wenam, Wennam, Wennum, Wenum and others.
Early Notables of the Wenam family (pre 1700)
Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wenam Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Wenam family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Wenam Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Wenam Family Crest Products