Latham Family History

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Latham Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the various places in northern England named with the dative plural form (used originally after a preposition) of Old Norse hlaða ‘barn’ (dative plural hloðum, i.e. ‘at the barns’), as for example Latham in West Yorkshire, Lathom in Lancashire, and Laytham in East Yorkshire.

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

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

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Latham Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Latham name?

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


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Norway


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Latham Family Origin

Where is the Latham family from?

Latham Family Occupations

What did your Latham ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Latham occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Latham's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Latham. A less common occupation for the Latham family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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

Latham Historical Records

What Latham family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Latham Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Latham 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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