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Windham Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Wyndham in West Sussex, near West Grinstead, probably named from an unattested Old English personal name Winda + Old English hamm ‘water meadow’; or from Wymondham in Leicestershire and Norfolk, named from the Old English personal name Wigmund (see Wyman) + Old English ham ‘homestead’. The name de Wyndem is found in Westmorland as early as 1284, and the surname may additionally derive from some unidentified place in northern England. Irish (Connacht): Anglicized (‘translated’) form of Gaelic Ó Gaoithín ‘descendant of Gaoithín’ (see Gahan).

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


Similar surnames: Winham, Bingham, Witham, Woodham, Worsham, Fincham, Ingham, Kingham

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Windham Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Windham name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Windham. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    59%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    19%

  • Germanic Europe

    4%

  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples

    4%

  • Benin/Togo

    3%

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Windham Family Origin

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Windham Family Occupations

What did your Windham ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Windham family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Windham. The most common Windham occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of Windham's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    48%
  • Farming

    16%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Farm Laborer

    7%

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Windham Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 30,000 census records available for the last name Windham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Windham 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 Windham. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Windham. For the veterans among your Windham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Windham Life Expectancy

What is the average Windham lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Windham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Windham in 1943 was 23, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Windham 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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