Packham Family History

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Packham Name Meaning

English: habitational name, either from Pagham in Sussex or from Pakenham in Suffolk, named in Old English from the personal names Pæcga and Pacca respectively, + ham ‘homestead’.

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

Similar surnames: Rackham, Peckham, Parham, Blackham, Markham, Beckham, Wickham

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Packham Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Packham name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Packham. 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


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Packham Family Origin

Where is the Packham family from?

Packham Family Occupations

What did your Packham ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Packham family was Brickmaker. Farmer, Going To School and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Packham. The most common Packham occupation in Canada was Farmer. 14% of Packham's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Going To School

  • Carpenter

  • Brickmaker


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

Packham Historical Records

What Packham family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 35,000 census records available for the last name Packham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Packham 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Packham. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Packham. For the veterans among your Packham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Packham Life Expectancy

What is the average Packham lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Packham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1991, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Packham in 1955 was 62, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Packham

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Packham 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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