Early Origins of the Wenam family
The surname Wenam was first found in 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
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wenam research.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
of this family name include: Wenham, Wenam, Wennam, Wennum, Wenum and others.
Early Notables of the Wenam family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Jane Wenham (died 1730), generally regarded as one of the last witches in England; her trial took place in 1712 and was reported widely in printed tracts of the period. She was convicted, but the judge... 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
- William Wenam, who arrived in Maryland in 1668 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)