Gorham Family History

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Gorham Name Meaning

English (Kent): apparently a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place, possibly so named from Old English gara ‘triangular piece of land’ + ham ‘homestead’.

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


Similar surnames: Gotham, Barham, Burham, Popham, Derham, Fordham, Wortham, Topham

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Gorham Family Origin

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Gorham Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    22%
  • Farmers Son

    5%
  • Book Keeper

    3%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Gorham family was Carpenter. The most common Gorham occupation in Canada was Farmer. 22% of Gorham's were Farmers. Farmer, Farmers Son and Book Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gorham.

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Gorham Historical Records

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Gorham Life Expectancy

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