Gresham Family History

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Gresham Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Norfolk, so named from Old English græs, gærs ‘grass(land)’, ‘pasturage’ + ham ‘homestead’ or hamm ‘enclosure hemmed in by water’.

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


Similar surnames: Grisham, Isham, Bradham, Derham, Worsham, Gotham, Needham, Braham

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Gresham Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Gresham name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    54%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    19%

  • Germanic Europe

    5%

  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples

    5%

  • Benin/Togo

    4%

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Gresham Family Origin

Where is the Gresham family from?

Gresham Family Occupations

What did your Gresham ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gresham. A less common occupation for the Gresham family was Farm Laborer. The most common Gresham occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Gresham's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    43%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

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

Gresham Historical Records

What Gresham family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 46,000 census records available for the last name Gresham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gresham 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Gresham. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Gresham. For the veterans among your Gresham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gresham Life Expectancy

What is the average Gresham lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Gresham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Gresham in 1941 was 37, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gresham

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gresham 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.

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