Downham Family History
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Downham Name Meaning
habitational name from any of various places called Downham, in Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk, Lancashire, and Northumberland. The last two are named from Old English dun, dative plural dunum ‘(at) the hills’, while the others are named from Old English dun ‘hill’ + ham ‘homestead’. Variant spelling of Dunham.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Dunham, Denham, Burnham, Woodham, Newnham, Farnham, Fordham, Donham