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English: habitational name from Birmingham in the West Midlands. In
Domesday Book the name is already found as Bermingeham, but it
seems likely that it was originally Beornmundingaham
‘homestead (Old English ham) of the people of
(-inga-) Beornmund’, a personal name composed of the
elements beorn ‘young man’, ‘warrior’ + mund
‘protection’. This name is well established in Ireland (see