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Graham Family History

Graham Name Meaning
Scottish and English: habitational name from Grantham in Lincolnshire, recorded in Domesday Book as Graham (as well as Grantham, Grandham, and Granham). See also Grantham.

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

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231,403 Military Records
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Name Distribution of Graham Families

  • Number of Graham families
     1,191 - 2,380
     398 - 1,190
     1 - 397
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Graham families
     2,080 - 4,158
     694 - 2,079
     1 - 693
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Graham families
     2,187 - 4,371
     730 - 2,186
     1 - 729
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Graham census records

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Graham Family Origin

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Graham Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Graham

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Graham Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Graham census records

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Graham Civil War Service Records

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