Wareham Family History
Wareham Name Meaning
English (Dorset and Hampshire): habitational name from Wareham (Dorset) or perhaps sometimes from Warham (Norfolk) or Warham in Breinton (Herefordshire). The placenames derive from Old English wer wær ‘weir’ + hām ‘village homestead’ or hamm ‘water meadow’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press