Lapham Family History

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Lapham Name Meaning

English: apparently a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place, possibly in Somerset or Wiltshire, where the surname is clustered, but perhaps a variant of Lopham, a habitational name from a place in Norfolk, so named from an Old English personal name Loppa + ham ‘homestead’.

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

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

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Lapham Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Lapham name?

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


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Lapham Family Origin

Where is the Lapham family from?

Lapham Family Occupations

What did your Lapham ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Lapham family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lapham. The most common Lapham occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Lapham's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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

Lapham Historical Records

What Lapham family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 30,000 census records available for the last name Lapham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lapham 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 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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Draft Card

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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Lapham Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lapham 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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