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Birmingham Name Meaning

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 Bermingham).

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


Similar surnames: Billingham, Bermingham, Burlingham, Willingham, Dillingham

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Birmingham Family Origin

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Birmingham Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Dress Maker

    4%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

In 1881, the most common Birmingham occupation in Canada was Farmer. 36% of Birmingham's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Dress Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Birmingham. A less common occupation for the Birmingham family was Farm Laborer.

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Birmingham Life Expectancy

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Famous Birmingham Family

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Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)

Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
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