Ballam Family History

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Ballam Name Meaning

English: variant of Balham, a habitational name from a place in Surrey (now part of south London), named with Old English bealg ‘smooth’ or ‘round’ + hamm ‘water meadow’, ‘land hemmed in by water’.

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


Similar surnames: Dallam, Balsam, Hallam, Fullam, Baham, Allum, Bollom, Bolam, Barham

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Ballam Family Origin

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Ballam Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    22%
  • Carriage Trimmer

    11%
  • Carter

    11%
  • Fisherman

    11%

In 1880, the most common Ballam occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Ballam's were Farmers. Farmer, Carriage Trimmer and Carter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ballam. A less common occupation for the Ballam family was Fisherman.

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Ballam Historical Records

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Ballam Life Expectancy

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