Re: Meaning of Duckham
I'm a maiden name Duckham too, as far as I can tell, Duckham is most likely from Anglo-Saxon origin with the common english 'ham ending refering to a hamlet or small settlement. The duck' part could refer to ducks or pond. So possibly originally refering to people from a small village with a duck pond. Pre 1600 the concentration of Duckhams in the England was in the Devon west country area. In 1700's they spread to Cornwall, Somerset and Warwickshire areas. If I had to put money on it I'd guess the name developed in Devonshire.