Recent research has suggested that the last name Wakeham has been around for nearly 800 years. The earliest documentation of the name was found in 1167 in the county of Cambridgeshire in the UK. The word Wakeham is believed to have come from a Norman term. The surname went global in the sixteenth century with the expansion of the British empire and the establishment of independant colonies.
Wakeham is currently at number 2066 of the UK's most common last names. World wide there are approximately 27684 people with this surname. Worcestershire currently holds the largest density of people with the last name Wakeham. In 1914 a man called James Wakeham was jailed for misbehaviour. Members of the Wakeham family were involved in the Battle of Britain. 114
Kind and friendly is how previous generations of the Wakeham family can be described. The Wakeham family tend to be knowledgable and charismatic due to the families proximity to the planet Mercury. For them the world is a play ground which must always be filled with fresh ideas and continuous enjoyment. There is a side to Wakehams which can be deeply challanging, and another, increasingly sentimental.