Barham Family History

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Barham Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the various places so called. Most, for example those in Cambridgeshire and Suffolk, are named with Old English beorg ‘hill’ + ham ‘homestead’. The one in Kent, however, is from an unattested Old English byname Biora, Beora (a derivative of bera ‘bear’) + ham.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Basham, Parham, Burham, Barnum, Baham, Perham, Branham, Derham

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Barham Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Barham name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Barham. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Italy


  • France


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Barham Family Origin

Where is the Barham family from?

Barham Family Occupations

What did your Barham ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Bricklayer and Farm Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Barham. The most common Barham occupation in Canada was Farmer. 38% of Barham's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Barham family was Baker.

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  • Farmer

  • Bricklayer

  • Farm Labourer

  • Baker


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Barham ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Barham Historical Records

What Barham family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 65,000 census records available for the last name Barham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Barham census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Barham. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Barham. For the veterans among your Barham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Barham Life Expectancy

What is the average Barham lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Barham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Barham in 1950 was 40, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Barham ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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