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Markham Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Nottinghamshire, named in Old English as ‘homestead at a (district) boundary’, from mearc ‘boundary’ + ham ‘homestead’. Irish: English surname used as an equivalent of Gaelic Ó Marcacháin ‘descendant of Marcachán’, a diminutive of Marcach (see Markey). This is a Galway surname, which is sometimes ‘translated’ as Ryder.

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


Similar surnames: Harpham, Barham, Rackham, Kirkham, Parham, Wareham, Packham, Farnham

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Markham Family Origin

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Markham Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Markham. The most common Markham occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Markham's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Markham family was Farming.

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Markham Historical Records

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Markham Life Expectancy

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