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Wennam Early Origins



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.

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Wennam Spelling Variations


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Wennam Spelling Variations



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

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Wennam Early History


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Wennam Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wennam research. Another 201 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1525, 1455, 1487, 1730 and 1712 are included under the topic Early Wennam History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wennam Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wennam Early Notables (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 Wennam Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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


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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)

Other References

  1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  5. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  6. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  9. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  10. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
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The Wennam Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wennam Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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