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Burnham Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of several places called Burnham. Those in Buckinghamshire (Burnham Beeches), Norfolk (various villages), and Essex (Burnham-on-Crouch) are named with Old English burna ‘stream’ + ham ‘homestead’. In the case of Burnham-on-Sea in Somerset, however, the second element is Old English hamm ‘water meadow’, while Burnham in Lincolnshire is named from brunnum, dative plural of Old Norse brunnr ‘spring’, originally used after a preposition, i.e. ‘(at) the springs’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Burcham, Turnham, Burham, Dunham, Farnham, Barham, Braham, Branham

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Burnham Family Origin

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Burnham Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Clerk

    7%
  • Scholar

    6%
  • Servant

    3%

In 1881, the most common Burnham occupation in Canada was Farmer. 30% of Burnham's were Farmers. Farmer, Clerk and Scholar were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Burnham. A less common occupation for the Burnham family was Servant.

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