Haversham?
Anyone know where it's from? Heard it somewhere, maybe it was made up.And these children that you spit on,
As they try to change their worlds,
Are immune to your consultations,
They're quite aware of what they're goin' through.
~Changes, David Bowie
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Some of it's magic,
Some of it's tragic,
But I had a good life all the way.
~ He went to Paris, Jimmy Buffett.
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Haversham is the name of a village in Buckinghamshire, England.From wikipedia:"The village name is an Old English word that means 'Haefer's homestead'. In the Domesday Book of 1086, when it belonged to the Peverell family, it was listed as Havresham.[2]"https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/HavershamIf there's any use as a surname, it would probably come from the place name. Of course, there's Miss Havisham, the character in Dickens' "Great Expectations".

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Thank you!
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Reaney and Wilson's Dictionary of English Surnames lists two surnames, Haverson and Haversum, that are from the place name Haversham, but no mention of a surname with the exact same spelling.
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