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LYNAM Family History

This can be either an English or an Irish surname, and in some cases possibly both! Recorded in the spellings of Linham, Lineham, Lynam, and Lynham, and found in these spellings in both countries, the English origin is locational, being derived from the various places called "Lyneham" in the counties of Devonshire, Oxfordshire and Wiltshire. All are so named from the Old English pre 7th century 'lin', meaning flax, and either 'ham' meaning homestead, settlement or 'hamm', a water meadow. The villages are recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as 'Lineham' and 'Linham'. Locational names were usually given to the lord of the local manor and his descendants, or to those who left their original homes and went to live in another area, although this could be as close as the next village...

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