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The surname Tatham was first found in Yorkshire where the family name was first referenced in the year 1208 when William Tatham held estates. It is said that King John, while being the Earl of Moreton, gave the service of William of Tatham to Robert de Monte Begon (probably about 1185). Tatham is a parish, in the hundred of Lonsdale, south of the Sands in Lancashire. The place name dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 when it was first listed as Tathaim. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Literally it means "homestead of a man called Tata," from the Old English personal name + "ham." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
"Before the reign of Richard I., a family of the local name possessed lands in Tatham, but the estate passed, before the 34th of Edward III., into the Dacre family." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
"Hipping Hall, [in Leck, Lancashire], has long been a seat of the family of Tatham." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Tatham, Tatam, Tatem, Tatum, Tatim, Tathem, Tattum and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tatham research. Another 211 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1230, 1185, 1455, 1487, 1632, 1664, 1632 and 1641 are included under the topic Early Tatham History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Tatham Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Bartholomew Tatham who settled in New York in 1698

Tatham Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Catherine Tatham who arrived in New York in 1720
  • William Tatham, who arrived in Virginia in 1769
  • Benjamin Tatham who settled in Philadelphia in 1798

Tatham Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles Tatham who settled in San Francisco in 1851
  • Charles Tatham, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

Tatham Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Edward Tatham arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1849
  • Henry Tatham arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1849

Tatham Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Tatham arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Phoenix" in 1860
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  • Thomas Tatham, American politician, Member of North Carolina House of Commons from Macon County, 1830-31, 1833-34
  • John G. Tatham, American politician, Member of North Carolina State House of Representatives from Graham County, 1893-94
  • Dr Ralph Tatham (1778-1857), English academic and churchman
  • Charles Heathcote Tatham (1772-1842), English architect from London
  • Charles "Chuck" Tatham (b. 1963), Canadian two-time Writers Guild of America Award nominated screenwriter and television producer
  • Charles Murray "Charlie" Tatham (b. 1925), Canadian politician in Ontario, Canada
  • Charles T. Tatham (1852-1939), Cuban two-time silver and bronze medalist fencer at the 1904 Summer Olympics
  • Frederick Tatham (1805-1878), British artist, member of the Shoreham Ancients
  • Alisha Tatham (b. 1986), Canadian professional basketball player who plays for Canada women's national basketball team
  • Tamara Tatham (b. 1985), Canadian professional basketball player who plays for Canada women's national basketball team
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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  2. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  3. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  6. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  7. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  8. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  9. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  10. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
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