Fordham Family History

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Fordham Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the places in Cambridgeshire, Essex, and Norfolk named Fordham, from Old English ford ‘ford’ + ham ‘homestead’ or hamm ‘enclosure hemmed in by water’.

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


Similar surnames: Farnham, Worsham, Woodham, Northam, Bradham, Derham, Wortham, Feltham

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Fordham Family Origin

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Fordham Family Occupations

What did your Fordham ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

In 1880, the most common Fordham occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Fordham's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fordham. A less common occupation for the Fordham family was Farm Laborer.

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Fordham Historical Records

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Fordham Life Expectancy

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Famous Fordham Family

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Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
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Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
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Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)

Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
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Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
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