Burcham Family History

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Burcham Name Meaning

English: probably a variant spelling of Bircham, a habitational name from a group of villages in Norfolk (Great Bircham, Bircham Newton, and Bircham Tofts), named with Old English brec ‘newly cultivated ground’ + ham ‘homestead’. There is also a Bircham in Devon, named with Old English birce ‘birch’ + ham or hamm ‘enclosure hemmed in by water’, which could have given rise to the surname.

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

Similar surnames: Burnham, Burham, Braham, Turnham, Barham, Dunham, Fincham, Durham

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Burcham Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Burcham name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Burcham. 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


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Burcham Family Origin

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Burcham Family Occupations

What did your Burcham ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Burcham occupation in Canada was Painter. 100% of Burcham's were Painters.

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  • Painter


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Burcham Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Burcham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burcham 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 822 immigration records available for the last name Burcham. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Burcham. For the veterans among your Burcham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Burcham Life Expectancy

What is the average Burcham lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Burcham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Burcham in 1945 was 29, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Burcham 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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