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Northam Name Meaning

English (Devon): habitational name from Northam in Devon, named in Old English with norþ ‘north’ + hamm ‘enclosure hemmed in by water’ or ‘promontory’.

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


Similar surnames: Wortham, Northey, Worsham, Fordham, Northup, Gotham, Burcham, Southam

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Northam Family Origin

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Northam Family Occupations

What did your Northam ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Northam occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Northam's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Northam. A less common occupation for the Northam family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Keeping House

    11%
  • Farming

    5%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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

Northam Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Northam. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Northam 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Northam. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Northam. For the veterans among your Northam ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Northam Life Expectancy

What is the average Northam lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Northam life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Northam in 1952 was 49, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Northam

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Northam 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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