Ketcham Family History

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Ketcham Name Meaning

English: perhaps a habitational name from Kitcham in Devon, but more likely a reduced form of Kitchenham, a habitational name from a place so named in East Sussex.

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

Similar surnames: Mitcham, Latham, Benham, Mepham, Derham, Hotham, Feltham, Newham

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Ketcham Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Ketcham name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Ketcham. 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


  • France


  • Sweden


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Ketcham Family Origin

Where is the Ketcham family from?

Ketcham Family Occupations

What did your Ketcham ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ketcham. The most common Ketcham occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Ketcham's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Ketcham family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer


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

Ketcham Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 33,000 census records available for the last name Ketcham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ketcham 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 Ketcham. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Ketcham. For the veterans among your Ketcham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ketcham Life Expectancy

What is the average Ketcham lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Ketcham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Ketcham in 1950 was 41, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ketcham

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ketcham 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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