Nathaniel Burnham

Brief Life History of Nathaniel

Nathaniel Burnham was born on 5 June 1726, in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America as the son of Joseph Burnam Sr and Judith Perkins. He died on 19 July 1726, in his hometown, at the age of 0, and was buried in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Burnam Sr
1698–1761
Judith Perkins
–1736
Judith Burnham
1717–1728
Joseph Burnham Jr
1719–1766
Benjamin Burnham
1722–
Ester Burnham
1723–1749
Nathaniel Burnham
1726–1726
Judith Burnham
1729–1729

Sources (5)

  • Nathaniel Burnum, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Nathanl Burnum, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Nathaniel Burnum, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of several places called Burnham. Those in Buckinghamshire (Burnham Beeches), Norfolk (various villages), and Essex (Burnham-on-Crouch) are named with Old English burna ‘stream’ + hām ‘homestead’. In the case of Burnham-on-Sea in Somerset, however, the second element is Old English hamm ‘water meadow’, while Burnham in Lincolnshire is named from brunnum, dative plural of Old Norse brunnr ‘spring’, originally used after a preposition, i.e. ‘(at) the springs’.

History: In 1635 Robert Burnham and his two brothers came from England to Ipswich, MA, after their ship was wrecked on the coast of Maine. In the mid 18th century John Burnham and his son, also called John, were among the early settlers in what became the state of VT. In 1785, the younger John Burnham established himself at Middletown, CT.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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