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Wareham Family History

Wareham Name Meaning
English: habitational name for someone from either of the places called Warham, in Herefordshire and Norfolk, or from Wareham in Dorset. All are named with Old English wær ‘weir’ + either ham ‘homestead’ or hamm ‘enclosure hemmed in by water’.

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

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57,688 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
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4,501 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Wareham Families

  • Number of Wareham families
     24 - 45
     9 - 23
     1 - 8
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Wareham families
     192 - 381
     65 - 191
     1 - 64
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Wareham families
     10 - 17
     4 - 9
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Wareham census records

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Wareham Family Origin

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Wareham Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Wareham

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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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Wareham Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Wareham census records

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Wareham Civil War Service Records

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