Lathem Family History

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Lathem Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Latham.

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

Similar surnames: Leathem, Lathe, Lather, Latham, Lathan, Withem, Leatham, Mathew

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Lathem Family Origin

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Lathem Family Occupations

What did your Lathem ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Lathem occupation in the USA was Farmer. 54% of Lathem's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lathem. A less common occupation for the Lathem family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • Farming


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

Lathem Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Lathem. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lathem 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 236 immigration records available for the last name Lathem. 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 636 military records available for the last name Lathem. For the veterans among your Lathem ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lathem Life Expectancy

What is the average Lathem lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Lathem life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Lathem in 1963 was 72, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lathem

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lathem 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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