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

What did your Ballam ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    22%
  • Carriage Trimmer

    11%
  • Carter

    11%
  • Fisherman

    11%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Ballam ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Ballam Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Ballam. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ballam census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Ballam. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Ballam. For the veterans among your Ballam ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ballam Life Expectancy

What is the average Ballam lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Ballam life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Ballam in 1965 was 75, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ballam

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ballam ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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