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Ingham Family History

Ingham Name Meaning

English (chiefly Yorkshire and Lancashire): habitational name from any of several places so called, of which the largest are in Lincolnshire, Norfolk, and Suffolk. The place name is from the Old English personal name Inga + ham ‘homestead’. Some authorities believe the first element to be a word meaning ‘the Inguione’, from an ancient Germanic tribe known as the Inguiones.

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


Similar surnames: Bingham, Langham, Kingham, Higham, Windham, Fincham, Winham, Ingram

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Where is the Ingham family from?

You can see how Ingham families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ingham family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ingham families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 78 Ingham families living in Ontario. This was about 42% of all the recorded Ingham's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Ingham families in 1911.
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What did your Ingham ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Income were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Ingham. 40% of Ingham men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Ingham women worked as an Income. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ingham were Labourer and Book Keeper. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    40%
  • Student
    12%
  • Painter
    9%
  • Labourer
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Income
    28%
  • Stenographer
    19%
  • Housekeeper
    19%
  • Book Keeper
    19%
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Census Records

There are 157,000 census records available for the last name Ingham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ingham census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 25,000 immigration records available for the last name Ingham. 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 Cards

There are 11,000 military records available for the last name Ingham. For the veterans among your Ingham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ingham lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Ingham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Ingham in 1941 was 27, and 77 in 2004.

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