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Wennam History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Wennam family


The surname Wennam 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. [1]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." [2]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 Wennam family


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Wennam Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Wenham, Wenam, Wennam, Wennum, Wenum and others.

Early Notables of the Wennam 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...
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Migration of the Wennam family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: settlers, who arrived along the eastern seaboard, from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands.

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Citations


  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

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