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Lapham Family History

Lapham Name Meaning

English: probably a habitational name from Lopham a place in Norfolk so named from an Old English personal name Loppa + hām ‘village homestead’. Americanized form of French Lapalme .

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

Similar surnames: Clapham, Lipham, Tatham, Mepham, Upham, Topham, Langham, Harpham

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Where is the Lapham family from?

You can see how Lapham families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lapham family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lapham families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 46 Lapham families living in New York. This was about 28% of all the recorded Lapham's in USA. New York had the highest population of Lapham families in 1840.
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What did your Lapham ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Lapham. 13% of Lapham men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Lapham women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lapham were Clerk and Teacher. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
  • Clerk
  • Teacher
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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Lapham. 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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There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Lapham. For the veterans among your Lapham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lapham lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Lapham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Lapham in 1948 was 55, and 82 in 2004.

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