Kirkham Family History
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Kirkham Name Meaning
Northern English: habitational name from places in Lancashire and North Yorkshire named Kirkham, which is a scandinavianized form of Old English ciric-ham, from cirice ‘church’ + ham ‘homestead’. Possibly a respelling of German Kirchham, a habitational name from either of two places named Kirchham, in Austria or Bavaria.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Bickham, Worsham, Wickham, Markham, Windham, Kingham, Higham, Bingham