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Latham Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Lathom in Lancashire or occasionally perhaps from Laytham in Yorkshire. The placenames mean ‘at the barns’ from hlǫthum the dative plural form of Old Norse hlatha ‘barn store house’.

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


Similar surnames: Tatham, Hotham, Clapham, Langham, Lapham, Eastham, Witham, Leatham

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Where is the Latham family from?

You can see how Latham families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Latham family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Latham families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 46 Latham families living in Connecticut. This was about 13% of all the recorded Latham's in USA. Connecticut had the highest population of Latham families in 1840.
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What did your Latham ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Latham. 21% of Latham men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Latham women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Latham were Truck Driver and Stenographer. .

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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
    21%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Stenographer
    5%
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Census Records

There are 184,000 census records available for the last name Latham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Latham census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Latham. 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 27,000 military records available for the last name Latham. For the veterans among your Latham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Latham lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Latham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Latham in 1944 was 31, and 75 in 2004.

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