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When Dunham changed to Donham

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Posted: 23 Feb 2000 10:12AM GMT
Edited: 18 Aug 2001 7:04AM GMT
Those of us researching this family still have many mysteries to unfold. One of the legends is that we come from Nottinghamshire. Several trips to England have gleaned information.Deacon John Dunham of Plymouth is probably not the Ralph Denman/Thomas Wentworth line. A researcher has placed the marriage of John and Susanna Keno in Bedfordshire which holds promise, since Clophill-Cainhoe was owned by Roger DaKenney and the parish records exists. Certainly the Dunham-Donham-Denham-Dynhams were in Devon as well as Nottinghamshire but appear to have spread to Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire , Norfolk and other surrounding counties. Bedfordshire is home to many who came to America in the 1600's. Many family names are what the call place names, deriving from a place and I have found the Dunhams (persons) in written records ca. 1100-1200. There appears, however, to be few if any at Dunham-on-Trent. The different spellings of the name probably came in the pronounciation and Dunham-Donham more closely pronounced than Dynham-Dinham-Denham; sometimes even written Dunnam, Downham and so referenced. Rev. Thomas Denham of Rye, NY wrote his name both Dunham and Denham; Nathaniel Donham of Clermont co. OH wrote his name both Donham and Dunham.Have more.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Robert Donham 8 Jan 2000 6:51PM GMT 
rfinter 19 Jan 2000 8:35PM GMT 
pajunkin67 23 Feb 2000 5:12PM GMT 
Rose L.C. D. 19 Mar 2000 8:58PM GMT 
pajunkin67 20 Mar 2000 8:40AM GMT 
Rose LCD 22 Mar 2000 11:10PM GMT 
pajunkin67 23 Mar 2000 6:28AM GMT 
Rose LCD 23 Mar 2000 9:04PM GMT 
Rose LCD-3-29-00 29 Mar 2000 8:55PM GMT 
pajunkin67 30 Mar 2000 5:54AM GMT 
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