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Chatham Family History

Chatham Name Meaning
English: habitational name from Chatham in Kent or possibly from Chatham Green in Essex, both named from Celtic ced ‘wood’ (modern Welsh coed) + Old English ham ‘homestead’.

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

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35,380 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
8,390 Military Records
1,925 Immigration Records
24,098 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Chatham Families

  • Number of Chatham families
     40 - 77
     14 - 39
     1 - 13
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Chatham families
     80 - 158
     27 - 79
     1 - 26
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Chatham families
     11 - 20
     4 - 10
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Chatham census records

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Chatham Family Origin

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Chatham Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Chatham

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Chatham Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Chatham census records

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Chatham Civil War Service Records

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