When Ira L Dunham was born about 1845, in Monroe Township, Clermont, Ohio, United States, his father, Perry Jackson Donham, was 24 and his mother, Mary Jane Sarver, was 20. He married Josephine Dunham Renfro on 25 December 1870. He lived in Noble, Richland, Illinois, United States in 1880.
English: habitational name from any of the places called Dunham (Norfolk, Nottinghamshire, Cheshire). Most are named from Old English dūn ‘hill’ + hām ‘homestead’. A place in Lincolnshire now known as Dunholme appears in the Domesday Book as Duneham and this too serves as a source of the surname; here the first element is probably the Old English personal name Dunna. Dunham is often difficult to tell apart from Downham .
History: John Dunham (1590–1668) was a Puritan linen weaver who came to Plymouth, MA, via Leiden, the Netherlands, in 1633. He had many prominent descendants.
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