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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


Similar surnames: Dunham, Derham, Burham, Barham, Burnham, Burcham, Gorham, Turnham

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Durham Family Origin

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Durham Family Occupations

What did your Durham ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    4%

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.

Durham Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Durham ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Durham Life Expectancy

What is the average Durham lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, Durham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Durham in 1944 was 36, and 71 in 2004.

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United States

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Durham ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

Famous Durham Family

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