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Gorham Family History

Gorham Name Meaning
English (Kent): apparently a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place, possibly so named from Old English gara ‘triangular piece of land’ + ham ‘homestead’.

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

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79,440 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
11,455 Military Records
6,109 Immigration Records
57,156 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Gorham Families

  • Number of Gorham families
     80 - 158
     27 - 79
     1 - 26
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Gorham families
     117 - 231
     40 - 116
     1 - 39
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Gorham families
     9 - 16
     4 - 8
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Gorham census records

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Gorham Family Origin

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Gorham Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Gorham

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Gorham Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Gorham census records

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Gorham Civil War Service Records

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