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Meaning and Origin of: Windham

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Old English : The field with the winding path

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Last name origin & 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 Wīgmund (see Wyman) + Old English hām ‘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).