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Debnam Name Meaning

English: habitational name for someone from Debenham in Suffolk, probably named from the genitive case of the Old English river name Deope ‘deep one’ + Old English ham ‘homestead’.

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


Similar surnames: Derham, Dignam, Denham, Dunham, Mepham, Perham, Debar, Denke, Depner

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Where is the Debnam family from?

You can see how Debnam families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Debnam family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Debnam families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 4 Debnam families living in North Carolina. This was 100% of all the recorded Debnam's in USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Debnam families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Debnam surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Debnam ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Debnam. 39% of Debnam men worked as a Laborer and 30% of Debnam women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Debnam were Truck Driver and Teacher. .

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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
    39%
  • Farmer
    24%
  • Porter
    12%
  • Truck Driver
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Cook
    30%
  • Maid
    20%
  • Housemaid
    15%
  • Teacher
    15%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Debnam. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Debnam 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 485 immigration records available for the last name Debnam. 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 Debnam. For the veterans among your Debnam ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Debnam lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Debnam life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Debnam in 1942 was 23, and 85 in 2004.

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