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Gresham Family History

Gresham Name Meaning
English: habitational name from a place in Norfolk, so named from Old English græs, gærs ‘grass(land)’, ‘pasturage’ + ham ‘homestead’ or hamm ‘enclosure hemmed in by water’.

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

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Name Distribution of Gresham Families

  • Number of Gresham families
     165 - 327
     56 - 164
     1 - 55
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Gresham families
     69 - 135
     24 - 68
     1 - 23
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Gresham families
     6 - 9
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Gresham Family Origin

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Gresham Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Gresham

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Gresham Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Gresham Civil War Service Records

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