Witham Family History
Witham Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of various places so called particularly those in Essex Lincolnshire and Somerset though most often from Essex. The Essex placename may derive from Old English wiht ‘curve bend’ + hām ‘village homestead’. North and South Witham in Lincolnshire take their names from the river Witham (of uncertain origin). Witham on the Hill (Lincolnshire) may derive from the Old English personal name Wit(t)a Old English wita ‘councillor’ or wiht ‘curve bend’ + hām. The Somerset placename derives from the Old English personal name Wit(t)a or Old English wita + hām.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press