Graham Family History

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Graham Name Meaning

Scottish and English: habitational name from Grantham in Lincolnshire, recorded in Domesday Book as Graham (as well as Grantham, Grandham, and Granham). See also Grantham.

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

Similar surnames: Grahm, Grantham, Braham, Grahame, Dunham, Gotham, Gorham, Branham

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Graham Family Origin

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Graham Family Occupations

What did your Graham ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Graham family was Labourer. Farmer, School and Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Graham. The most common Graham occupation in Canada was Farmer. 37% of Graham's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • School

  • Servant

  • Labourer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Graham ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Graham Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Graham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Graham 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Graham. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Graham. For the veterans among your Graham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Graham Life Expectancy

What is the average Graham lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Graham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Graham in 1940 was 38, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Graham 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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