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Durham Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Durham, a city in northeastern England, named from Old English dun ‘hill’ (see Down 1) + Old Norse holmr ‘island’.

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

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Durham Family Origin

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Durham Family Occupations

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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Durham ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    4%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Durham. A less common occupation for the Durham family was Farming. The most common Durham occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Durham's were Farmers.

Source: Census data for Durham | Data not to scale

Durham Historical Records

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Durham Life Expectancy

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Famous Durham Family

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Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)

Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
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