Experts believe the family name Whitham dates back to around the tenth century. Whitham is a English occupational surname of old Dutch origins. The earliest documentation of the surname was found in 1080 from the county of Oxfordshire in the UK.
Whitham is currently at number 1004 of the UK's most common last names. In the UK alone there are 120078 people with the surname Whitham. A survey conducted by HM Treasury in 1944 found frequent use of this family name. A tarnished past is evident, particularly around the year 1890 when Peter Whitham stole a bicycle and was sentenced to jail.
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Some of the more famous Whitham's are: