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Pulham Family History

Pulham Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the three places called Pulham in Norfolk Dorset and Devon. The placenames derive from Old English pōl pull ‘pool’ + hām ‘village homestead’ or hamm ‘water meadow’.

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

Similar surnames: Pelham, Pullam, Dunham, Fullam, Upham, Pullum, Putnam, Perham, Pula

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Where is the Pulham family from?

You can see how Pulham families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pulham family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pulham families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 17 Pulham families living in British Columbia. This was about 40% of all the recorded Pulham's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Pulham families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pulham surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pulham ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Pulham. 19% of Pulham men worked as a General Labourer and 74% of Pulham women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pulham were Bus Conductor and Housewife. .

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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 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Railway Clerk
  • Bus Conductor

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Servant
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Pulham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pulham 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 709 immigration records available for the last name Pulham. 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 826 military records available for the last name Pulham. For the veterans among your Pulham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pulham lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Pulham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1988, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Pulham in 1964 was 59, and 72 in 2004.

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