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SOURCE: Location & Given Name
OTHER FORMS: Wyndham, Wyndam, Windam
CONTRIBUTOR: LMS on 9/17/2016
Meaning & History
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
) + 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 form of Gaelic Ó Gaoithín
‘descendant of Gaoithín
’ (see Gahan