Oldham Family History
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Oldham Name Meaning
habitational name from the place in Lancashire, so named from Middle English ald, old ‘old’ + holm ‘island’, ‘dry land in a fen’, ‘promontory’. topographic name from Old English (e)ald ‘old’ + hamm ‘water meadow’, ‘low-lying land by a river’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Woodham, Fordham, Tatham, Baham, Gotham, Derham, Dockham, Gorham