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Markham Family History

Markham Name Meaning
English: habitational name from a place in Nottinghamshire, named in Old English as ‘homestead at a (district) boundary’, from mearc ‘boundary’ + ham ‘homestead’.Irish: English surname used as an equivalent of Gaelic Ó Marcacháin ‘descendant of Marcachán’, a diminutive of Marcach (see Markey). This is a Galway surname, which is sometimes ‘translated’ as Ryder.

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

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Name Distribution of Markham Families

  • Number of Markham families
     82 - 162
     28 - 81
     1 - 27
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Markham families
     327 - 651
     110 - 326
     1 - 109
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Markham families
     3 - 3
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Markham Family Origin

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Markham Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Markham

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Markham Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Markham census records

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Markham Civil War Service Records

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