Parnham Family History

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Parnham Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Parnham in Beaminster, Dorset.

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

Similar surnames: Farnham, Parham, Wareham, Canham, Padgham, Harpham, Burnham, Barham

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Parnham Family Origin

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Parnham Family Occupations

What did your Parnham ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Parnham family was Giluin Mill. The most common Parnham occupation in Canada was School. 43% of Parnham's were Schools. School, Mill Hand and Baker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Parnham.

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  • School

  • Mill Hand

  • Baker

  • Giluin Mill


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

Parnham Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Parnham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Parnham 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Parnham. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Parnham. For the veterans among your Parnham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Parnham Life Expectancy

What is the average Parnham lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Parnham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Parnham in 1963 was 75, and 81 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Parnham

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Parnham 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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