Cockerham Family History

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Cockerham Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Lancashire named Cocker, from the Cocker river (a Celtic name apparently derived from an element kukro ‘winding’) + Old English ham ‘homestead’ or hamm ‘enclosure hemmed in by water’.

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


Similar surnames: Rotherham, Derham, Cheetham, Dockham, Rackham, Gorham, Cockcroft

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Cockerham Family Origin

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Cockerham Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    67%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

In 1880, the most common Cockerham occupation in the USA was Farmer. 67% of Cockerham's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cockerham. A less common occupation for the Cockerham family was Farm Laborer.

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Cockerham Historical Records

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Cockerham Life Expectancy

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