Meaning and Origin of Denholm - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Denholm

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • Scandinavian : Home of the Danes

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Family name origins & meanings:

  • Scottish : habitational name from a place in southern Scotland near Hawick, so named from Old English denu ‘valley’ + holm ‘piece of dry land in a fen’ (see Holme 2).
  • English : habitational name from Denholme in West Yorkshire, so named from Old English denu ‘valley’ + Old Norse holmr ‘water meadow’.