Benjamin Burnham

29 April 1722–
Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Benjamin

When Benjamin Burnham was born on 29 April 1722, in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Joseph Burnham Sr, was 24 and his mother, Judith Perkins, was 16.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Burnham Sr
1698–1761
Judith Perkins
1705–1736
Judith Burnham
1717–1728
Joseph Burnham Jr
1719–1766
Benjamin Burnham
1722–
Ester Burnham
1723–1749
Nathaniel Burnham
1726–1726
Judith Burnham
1729–1729

Parents and Siblings

    Male1698–1761Male

    Judith Perkins

    Female1705–1736Female

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

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’.

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

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Sources (3)

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

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