Markham Family History
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Markham Name Meaning
English: habitational name from a place in Nottinghamshire, named in Old English as ‘homestead at a (district) boundary’, from mearc ‘boundary’ + ham ‘homestead’. Irish: English surname used as an equivalent of Gaelic Ó Marcacháin ‘descendant of Marcachán’, a diminutive of Marcach (see Markey). This is a Galway surname, which is sometimes ‘translated’ as Ryder.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Harpham, Barham, Rackham, Kirkham, Parham, Wareham, Packham, Farnham