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Witham Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places so called. North and South Witham in Lincolnshire derive the name from the river on which they stand, which is of ancient British origin and uncertain meaning. Witham on the Hill in Lincolnshire, along with other examples in Essex and Somerset, was probably originally named with an Old English byname Wit(t)a (presumably from wit(t) ‘wits’, ‘mind’) + Old English ham ‘homestead’. However, the first element may instead have been Old English wiht ‘bend’.

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

Similar surnames: Winham, Windham, Wickham, Tatham, Higham, Isham, Derham, Basham

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Witham Family Origin

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Witham Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith

  • File Cutter


In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Witham. A less common occupation for the Witham family was File Cutter. The most common Witham occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 6% of Witham's were Agricultural Labourers.

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