hi i am trying to find the meaning and origin of the surname HOUCKHAM can any one help me please
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nickname from Middle Dutch houck, a marine fish, or from Middle Dutch hoec, houck ‘buck’.
variant of Hoek.Hoek
habitational name from places called Hoek, e.g. in Ghent or Zeeland, or from Hoeke in West Flanders, or a topographic name from hoek ‘corner’, ‘nook’. -ham ...means 'home' ...usually ...
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I just copied it off a few sites ...but reading it now, I'd say it means someone from a home near a nook, corner ...or more probably near a hook of land in the sea ... just a guess ...
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