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Ingraham Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire and Lancashire): of Norman origin a variant of Ingram influenced by Graham . This name is now more common in the US than in Britain.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Graham, Grahame, Ingrum, Grahm, Inghram, Ingram, Engram, Braham

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Where is the Ingraham family from?

You can see how Ingraham families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ingraham family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ingraham families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 91 Ingraham families living in New York. This was about 28% of all the recorded Ingraham's in USA. New York had the highest population of Ingraham families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ingraham surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ingraham ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ingraham. 17% of Ingraham men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Ingraham women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ingraham were Clerk and Maid. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Housework
  • Maid
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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Ingraham. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Ingraham. For the veterans among your Ingraham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ingraham lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Ingraham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Ingraham in 1944 was 36, and 78 in 2004.

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