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Dunham Name Meaning

English (chiefly Norfolk): habitational name from any of several places called Dunham, of which one is in Norfolk. Most are named from Old English dun ‘hill’ + ham ‘homestead’. A place in Lincolnshire now known as Dunholme appears in Domesday Book as Duneham and this too may be a source of the surname; here the first element is probably the Old English personal name Dunna.

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


Similar surnames: Denham, Durham, Burnham, Downham, Derham, Winham, Benham, Canham

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Dunham Family Origin

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Dunham Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Labourer

    8%
  • Student

    6%
  • Carpenter

    4%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Dunham family was Carpenter. The most common Dunham occupation in Canada was Farmer. 27% of Dunham's were Farmers. Farmer, Labourer and Student were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dunham.

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Dunham Life Expectancy

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