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Nedham Family History

Nedham Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Needham, Newham, Derham, Newnham, Oldham, Denham, Perham, Badham

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Where is the Nedham family from?

You can see how Nedham families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nedham family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Nedham families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 3 Nedham families living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Nedham's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Nedham families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Nedham surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Nedham ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and House Work were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Nedham. 37% of Nedham men worked as a Laborer.

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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

  • Laborer
    37%
  • Farmer
    28%
  • Motorman
    19%
  • Salesman
    19%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • House Work
    100%
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What Nedham family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Nedham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nedham 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 205 immigration records available for the last name Nedham. 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 176 military records available for the last name Nedham. For the veterans among your Nedham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nedham lifespan?

Between 1963 and 1987, in the United States, Nedham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Nedham in 1963 was 50, and 56 in 1987.

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