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Burcham Family History

Burcham Name Meaning

English (Norfolk and Suffolk): probably a variant of Bircham a habitational name from a group of villages in Norfolk (Great Bircham Bircham Newton and Bircham Tofts) named with Old English brēc ‘newly cultivated ground’ + hām ‘homestead’. There is also a Bircham in Devon named with Old English birce ‘birch’ + hām or hamm ‘enclosure hemmed in by water’ which could have given rise to the surname.

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


Similar surnames: Burnham, Burham, Braham, Turnham, Barham, Dunham, Fincham, Durham

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Where is the Burcham family from?

You can see how Burcham families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Burcham family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Burcham families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 17 Burcham families living in Indiana. This was about 43% of all the recorded Burcham's in USA. Indiana had the highest population of Burcham families in 1840.
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What did your Burcham ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Burcham. 29% of Burcham men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Burcham women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Burcham were Truck Driver and Housewife. .

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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

  • Farmer
    29%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    4%
  • Truck Driver
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    11%
  • Seamstress
    10%
  • Housework
    9%
  • Housewife
    9%
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Passenger Lists

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What is the average Burcham lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Burcham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Burcham in 1945 was 29, and 73 in 2004.

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