Last name: WHITHAM

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WHITHAM : This last name is indexed 14,916 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

WHITHAM : English (Yorkshire and Lancashire): perhaps as Redmonds suggests a habitational name from Whitwham in Northumberland (named from Old English hwīt ‘white’ + hwamm ‘corner angle’ Old Scandinaian hvammr ‘valley nook’) the connection being that the Percy family in that county had lands in Ribblesdale. The name may sometimes have been confused with Witham.

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