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Burham Family History

Burham Name Meaning

English (Kent): habitational name from a place in Kent named Burham from Old English burh ‘stronghold fortified place’ + hām ‘homestead’. This surname is now rare in Britain.

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

Similar surnames: Barham, Burcham, Burnham, Durham, Gorham, Dunham, Parham, Braham

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Where is the Burham family from?

You can see how Burham families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Burham family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Burham families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Burham families living in Vermont. This was about 21% of all the recorded Burham's in USA. Vermont had the highest population of Burham families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Burham surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Burham ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Burham. 31% of Burham men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Burham women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Burham were Mechanic and Waitress. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Mechanic

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Cook
  • Waitress
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Burham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burham census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 579 immigration records available for the last name Burham. 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 Cards

There are 868 military records available for the last name Burham. For the veterans among your Burham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Burham lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Burham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Burham in 1962 was 85, and 71 in 2004.

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