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Oakham Surname Origin
(Locality). From the town of Oakham, in Rutlandshire, England, so called from Oak, and ham, the village by the oaks.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
Oakham Surname Meaning and Family Facts
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A Oakham Family History Thought:
'Every man is his own ancestor, and every man his own heir. He devises his own future, and he inherits his own past.' -- H. F. Hedge