Meaning and Origin of: Markham

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First name origins & meanings:

  • English : Homebody

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : habitational name from a place in Nottinghamshire, named in Old English as ‘homestead at a (district) boundary’, from mearc ‘boundary’ + hām ‘homestead’.
  • Irish : English surname used as an equivalent of Gaelic Ó Marcacháin ‘descendant of Marcachán’, a diminutive of Marcach (see Markey). This is a Galway surname, which is sometimes ‘translated’ as Ryder.