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Sandham Name Meaning

from Sandholme in Garstang (Lancs) for which there are no early records or less likely Sandholme in Gilberdyke (ER Yorks) or Sandholme in Beverley (ER Yorks) both of which are recorded as Sandholm in the 14th century and derive from Old English sand or Old Scandinavian sandr ‘sand’ + Old Scandinavian holmr ‘small island water meadow’.from Sandown (IoW) which is recorded as Sandome in 1204 and Sandham in 127 The place-name derives from Old English sand ‘sand’ + hamm ‘enclosure water meadow’.

Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland, 2016

Similar surnames: Windham, Langham, Sandhu, Sandal, Canham, Sanda, Sandman, Badham

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You can see how Sandham families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sandham family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sandham families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 4 Sandham families living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Sandham's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Sandham families in 1840.
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What did your Sandham ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman was the top reported job for people in the USA named Sandham. 34% of Sandham men worked as a Salesman. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • New Worker
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What is the average Sandham lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2003, in the United States, Sandham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Sandham in 1959 was 56, and 83 in 2003.

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