When James Canham was born on 5 October 1803, in Woolwich, Kent, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Canham, was 33 and his mother, Mary, was 29. He married Matilda. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 3 May 1835, in his hometown, at the age of 31.
English (East Anglia): habitational name from a place in Suffolk called Cavenham (of which this is a shortened form), from the genitive case of an unattested Old English byname Cāfna (from cāf ‘bold, active’) + Old English hām ‘homestead’.
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