Usage English (British)
Other Forms FormsAldham, Aldam, Aldem, Aldum, Aldeham, Aldom, Eldham, Eldam
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The name comes from having lived in an enclosed place, means dweller at the old enclosure or dwelling. The surname Aldeman was first found in Essex, Suffolk and Yorkshire at Aldham. In all cases, the place name meant "the old homestead," or "homestead of a man called Ealda," from the Old English personal name + "ham."