Ingham Family History

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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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Ingham Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Ingham name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Ingham. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Italy


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Ingham Family Origin

Where is the Ingham family from?

Ingham Family Occupations

What did your Ingham ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Ingham family was Boss Spinner. Farmer, Son and Builder were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ingham. The most common Ingham occupation in Canada was Farmer. 37% of Ingham's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Son

  • Builder

  • Boss Spinner


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

Ingham Historical Records

What Ingham family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Ingham Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ingham

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ingham 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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