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Denham Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places so called, for example in Buckinghamshire (near Uxbridge) and two in Suffolk, which are named from Old English denu ‘valley’ + ham ‘homestead’.

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


Similar surnames: Dunham, Derham, Downham, Perham, Wenham, Newham, Benham, Bentham

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Where is the Denham family from?

You can see how Denham families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Denham family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Denham families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 22 Denham families living in Kentucky. This was about 21% of all the recorded Denham's in the USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Denham families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Denham surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Denham ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Denham. 21% of Denham men worked as a Farmer and 7% of Denham women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Denham 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
    21%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Stenographer
    6%
  • Seamstress
    6%
  • Housewife
    6%
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Census Records

There are 92,000 census records available for the last name Denham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Denham 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Denham. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Denham. For the veterans among your Denham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Denham lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Denham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Denham in 1946 was 40, and 75 in 2004.

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