Newnham Family History
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Newnham Name Meaning
English: habitational name of the same etymology as Newham. The middle -n- comes from the weak dative form, neowan of Old English neowe, originally used after a preposition. There are places named Newnham in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, and Worcestershire.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press