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Perham Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places (for example those in Suffolk and Sussex now called Parham), originally named with the Old English elements peru ‘pear’ + ham ‘homestead’.

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


Similar surnames: Parham, Derham, Pelham, Barham, Denham, Newham, Mepham, Burham

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Where is the Perham family from?

You can see how Perham families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Perham family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Perham families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 22 Perham families living in New Hampshire. This was about 27% of all the recorded Perham's in USA. New Hampshire had the highest population of Perham families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Perham surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Perham ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Perham. 22% of Perham men worked as a Farmer and 23% of Perham women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Perham were Clerk and Housework. .

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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

  • Farmer
    22%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Carpenter
    10%
  • Clerk
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    23%
  • Teacher
    15%
  • Housewife
    13%
  • Housework
    13%
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What Perham family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Perham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Perham 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Perham. 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 Perham. For the veterans among your Perham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Perham lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Perham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Perham in 1958 was 49, and 77 in 2004.

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