Canham Family History

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Canham Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Suffolk called Cavenham (of which this is a reduced form), from the genitive case of an unattested Old English byname Cafna (from caf ‘bold’, ‘active’) + Old English ham ‘homestead’.

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


Similar surnames: Basham, Barham, Langham, Clapham, Winham, Dunham, Tatham, Branham

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Canham Family Origin

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Canham Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Farm Labourer

    25%
  • Butcher

    13%
  • Seaman

    13%

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

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Canham Historical Records

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Canham Life Expectancy

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