Eastham Family History

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Eastham Name Meaning

English: habitational name, now chiefly found in Lancashire, from any of various places so named from Old English east ‘east’ + ham ‘homestead’ or hamm ‘river meadow’. There are places so named in Cheshire, Somerset, and Worcestershire, the first of which seems to have contributed most to the surname.

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

Similar surnames: Tatham, Latham, Feltham, Basham, Gotham, Barham, Lapham, Wakeham

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Eastham Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Eastham name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Eastham. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Sweden


  • Norway


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Eastham Family Origin

Where is the Eastham family from?

Eastham Family Occupations

What did your Eastham ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Eastham family was Keeping House. Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Eastham. The most common Eastham occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Eastham's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House


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Eastham Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Eastham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Eastham census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Eastham. 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 Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Eastham. For the veterans among your Eastham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Eastham Life Expectancy

What is the average Eastham lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Eastham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Eastham in 1949 was 55, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Eastham

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