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Windham Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Wyndham in West Sussex, near West Grinstead, probably named from an unattested Old English personal name Winda + Old English hamm ‘water meadow’; or from Wymondham in Leicestershire and Norfolk, named from the Old English personal name Wigmund (see Wyman) + Old English ham ‘homestead’. The name de Wyndem is found in Westmorland as early as 1284, and the surname may additionally derive from some unidentified place in northern England. Irish (Connacht): Anglicized (‘translated’) form of Gaelic Ó Gaoithín ‘descendant of Gaoithín’ (see Gahan).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Winham, Bingham, Witham, Woodham, Worsham, Fincham, Ingham, Kingham

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Windham Family Origin

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Windham Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    17%
  • Annuitant

    11%
  • Blacksmith

    6%
  • Boiler Makers Labourer

    6%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Windham family was Boiler Makers Labourer. The most common Windham occupation in the UK was Labourer. 17% of Windham's were Labourers. Labourer, Annuitant and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Windham.

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