Experts believe the surname Whinham dates back to around the tenth century. Whinham was originally from Anglo-Saxon origins. First historical evidence of the surname dates to the county of Worcestershire in 1119. During the time of the British Empire the surname spread with the colonies to areas of America, Asia, India and Australia.
Whinham is the 2095th most popular name in the world. In the UK alone there are 21997 people with the surname Whinham. A late 19th century Whinham was noted as liking a drink after police allegedly threw him out of no less than five watering holes in a single night. Members of the Whinham family participated in the First and Second World War. 114