Dunham Family History
Dunham Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of the places called Dunham (Norfolk Nottinghamshire Cheshire). Most are named from Old English dūn ‘hill’ + hām ‘homestead’. A place in Lincolnshire now known as Dunholme appears in the Domesday Book as Duneham and this too serves as a source of the surname; here the first element is probably the Old English personal name Dunna. Dunham is often difficult to tell apart from Downham .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022