Last name: BURNHAM

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BURNHAM : This last name is indexed 87,997 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

BURNHAM : English: habitational name from any of several places called Burnham. Those in Buckinghamshire (Burnham Beeches) Norfolk (various villages) and Essex (Burnham-on-Crouch) are named with Old English burna ‘stream’ + hām ‘homestead’. In the case of Burnham-on-Sea in Somerset however the second element is Old English hamm ‘water meadow’ while Burnham in Lincolnshire is named from brunnum dative plural of Old Norse brunnr ‘spring’ originally used after a preposition i.e. ‘(at) the springs’.

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