Windham Family History
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Windham Name Meaning
English: habitational name from Wyndham in West Sussex, near West Grinstead, probably named from an unattested Old English personal name Winda + Old English hamm ‘water meadow’; or from Wymondham in Leicestershire and Norfolk, named from the Old English personal name Wigmund (see Wyman) + Old English ham ‘homestead’. The name de Wyndem is found in Westmorland as early as 1284, and the surname may additionally derive from some unidentified place in northern England. Irish (Connacht): Anglicized (‘translated’) form of Gaelic Ó Gaoithín ‘descendant of Gaoithín’ (see Gahan).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press