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Burcham Family History

Burcham Name Meaning
English: probably a variant spelling of Bircham, a habitational name from a group of villages in Norfolk (Great Bircham, Bircham Newton, and Bircham Tofts), named with Old English brec ‘newly cultivated ground’ + ham ‘homestead’. There is also a Bircham in Devon, named with Old English birce ‘birch’ + ham or hamm ‘enclosure hemmed in by water’, which could have given rise to the surname.

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

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Name Distribution of Burcham Families

  • Number of Burcham families
     25 - 48
     9 - 24
     1 - 8
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Burcham families
     48 - 94
     17 - 47
     1 - 16
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Burcham last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Burcham Family Origin

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Burcham Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Burcham

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Burcham Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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