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Dallam Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places called Dalham, one in Suffolk and one in Kent, both named from Old English dæl ‘valley’ + ham ‘settlement’, ‘homestead’, or from Daleham in Sussex, which is named from Old English dæl ‘valley’ + Old English hamm ‘enclosure hemmed in by water’, ‘meadow’.

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

Similar surnames: Dallas, Ballam, Hallam, Allum, Pallas, Balsam, Dally, Dahlem, Killam

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Where is the Dallam family from?

You can see how Dallam families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dallam family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Dallam families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 7 Dallam families living in Maryland. This was about 44% of all the recorded Dallam's in the USA. Maryland had the highest population of Dallam families in 1840.
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What did your Dallam ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dallam. 22% of Dallam men worked as a Salesman and 50% of Dallam women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dallam were Cook Helper and Nurse.

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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

  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Cook Helper

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
  • Nurse
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Dallam. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dallam 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 309 immigration records available for the last name Dallam. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Dallam. For the veterans among your Dallam ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dallam lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Dallam life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Dallam in 1963 was 79, and 87 in 2004.

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