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Origin and popularity of the name CHATHAM

Origin

Chatham : 1: English (West Midlands and Lancashire): variant of Cheetham.2: English: habitational name from Chatham in Kent or possibly from Chatham Green in Essex both named from Celtic cēd ‘wood’ (modern Welsh coed) + Old English hām ‘homestead’.

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Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain, ©2021, University of the West of England
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England

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Geographic distribution of the 2,969 individuals with the name CHATHAM on Geneanet.

 

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    (80 individuals)
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    (80 individuals)

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    Variants of name CHATHAM

    CHEATHAM CHEETHAM CHETHAM