Quote from family genealogist:
"The English usually spelled it Pelham and it was pronounced with a silent h. Phonetically it can be spelled many ways. There were also some German and Dutch Pellems [also dePelhams]. Thus I check Pehlem, Pelam,Pelham, Peim, Pelim, Pellam, Pellham, Pellem, Pellim, Pellom, Pellum, Pelum, even Pillom, Pelhem. However I've resisted the Pu- versious such as Pullum, Pulliam, etc. Sometimes the enumerator misspelled the name thru hurry or neglect or he may even have been drunk. Recall in the early period he traveled thru sometimes hostile country on horseback and in poor weather. So he probably resorted to a bit of rum or grog."
My grandmother said many times that her side spelled it P-A-G-E-T! So all are spelled Paget....
Many added names are DNA matches.
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From Great Aunt Elie to Aunt Easy:
"Hope this will be of some assistance to you. If there's anything I can do to help you further in finding the *celebrated* ones, let me know--but if you find that any of them ever swung by their tails in trees, leave it out. Lots of Love, Aunt Elie" (1932)
With the method I'm using to update this tree, I'm getting several "livings" who aren't; so please notify me of them....
I have another tree here, "Another Pelham Pellum Tree," that is a mirror of my ancestry.com site and that is much more up to date; but does not include many Pelhams from Uriah Middleton Pelham's brothers, also others....