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 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Wham. 38% of Wham men worked as a Farmer and 64% of Wham women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wham were Foreman and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Lawyer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Foreman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Secretary
  • Housewife

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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.

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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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