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Isham Family History

Isham Name Meaning

English (Northamptonshire): habitational name from Isham Northamptonshire. See Isom compare Esham .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Upham, Witham, Winham, Ingham, Higham, Baham, Sham, Basham, Wham

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Where is the Isham family from?

You can see how Isham families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Isham family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Isham families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 2 Isham families living in British Columbia. This was 100% of all the recorded Isham's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Isham families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Isham surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Isham ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Isham. 19% of Isham men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Isham women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Isham were Truck Driver and Laundress. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Bookkeeper
  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Laundress
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Census Records

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Isham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Isham 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Isham. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Isham. For the veterans among your Isham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Isham lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Isham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Isham in 1944 was 65, and 81 in 2004.

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