Tatum

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Tatham, from Old English Tāta, a personal name of unknown meaning + hām.

Proper noun[edit]

Tatum

  1. A habitational surname​.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.
    • 1988? StuartDybek, Chopin in Winter, The Graywolf Short Stories, Vol.45, Graywolf Press (1988), page 82:
      By the time a letter from Marcy finally came, explaining that the entire time she had been living on the South Side in a Negro neighborhood near the university, and that she had a son whom she'd named Tatum Kubiac—"Tatum" after a famous jazz pianist—it seemed to make little difference.
  3. A female given name transferred from the surname.
    • 2009 Jan Payne, The World's Best Book, Running Press, ISBN 0762437553, page 114:
      The youngest ever Oscar-winner is an actress called Tatum O'Neal, who was ten when she won Best Supporting Act for the film Paper Moon (1973).

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