Wham Family History

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Wham Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of Whan. English: topographic name for someone who lived in a corner or angle or land, from Old English hwamm ‘corner’, or a habitational name from Wham in County Durham, named with this word.

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


Similar surnames: Ham, Hamm, Way, Sham, Cham, Winham, Isham, Newham, Shan, Wray

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Wham Family Origin

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Wham Family Occupations

What did your Wham ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Wham occupation in the USA was Farmer. 80% of Wham's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Wham family was Soldier. Farmer, Carpenter and Machine Printer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wham.

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  • Farmer

    80%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Machine Printer

    5%
  • Soldier

    5%

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

Wham Historical Records

What Wham family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Wham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wham 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 309 immigration records available for the last name Wham. 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 972 military records available for the last name Wham. For the veterans among your Wham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wham Life Expectancy

What is the average Wham lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Wham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2002, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Wham in 1954 was 34, and 89 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wham

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wham 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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