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Gotham Name Meaning

English (Staffordshire): habitational name from any of the places so called in Nottinghamshire Sussex or Devon named from Old English gāt ‘goat’ + hām ‘homestead’ or hamm ‘water meadow’.

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


Similar surnames: Gorham, Hotham, Southam, Witham, Tatham, Popham, Wortham, Northam

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Where is the Gotham family from?

You can see how Gotham families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gotham family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gotham families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 8 Gotham families living in New York. This was about 57% of all the recorded Gotham's in USA. New York had the highest population of Gotham families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gotham surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gotham ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gotham. 25% of Gotham men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Gotham women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gotham were Machinist 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
    25%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Fisherman
    7%
  • Machinist
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    22%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Office Clerk
    11%
  • Housewife
    11%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Gotham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gotham 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 389 immigration records available for the last name Gotham. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Gotham. For the veterans among your Gotham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gotham lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Gotham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Gotham in 1960 was 40, and 82 in 2004.

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