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Packham Name Meaning

English: habitational name probably from Pagham in Sussex named in Old English from the personal name Pæcga + hām ‘village homestead’.

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

Similar surnames: Rackham, Peckham, Parham, Blackham, Markham, Beckham, Wickham

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Where is the Packham family from?

You can see how Packham families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Packham family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Packham families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Packham families living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Packham's in USA. New York had the highest population of Packham families in 1840.
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What did your Packham ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Packham. 22% of Packham men worked as a Laborer and 32% of Packham women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Packham were Manager and Housewife. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farmer
  • Manager

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
  • Waitress
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 35,000 census records available for the last name Packham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Packham 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Packham. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Packham. For the veterans among your Packham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Packham lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Packham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1991, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Packham in 1955 was 62, and 81 in 2004.

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