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Tatham Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in northern Lancashire, so named from the Old English personal name Tata (see Tate) + Old English ham ‘homestead’.

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

Similar surnames: Latham, Witham, Statham, Lapham, Barham, Eastham, Topham, Canham

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Where is the Tatham family from?

You can see how Tatham families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tatham family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tatham families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 4 Tatham families living in North Carolina. This was about 31% of all the recorded Tatham's in the USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Tatham families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tatham surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tatham ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Tatham. 20% of Tatham men worked as a Laborer and 27% of Tatham women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tatham were Carpenter and Bookkeeper.

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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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
  • Bookkeeper
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Census Records

There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Tatham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tatham 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Tatham. 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 Tatham. For the veterans among your Tatham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tatham lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Tatham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Tatham in 1957 was 36, and 79 in 2004.

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