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Trentham Family History

Trentham Name Meaning

English (Midlands): habitational name from Trentham in Staffordshire, named from the Celtic river name Trent + ham ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’ or hamm ‘river meadow’.

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


Similar surnames: Bentham, Branham, Turnham, Benham, Grantham, Gresham, Trent, Feltham

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Where is the Trentham family from?

You can see how Trentham families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Trentham family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Trentham families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Trentham families living in Tennessee. This was about 42% of all the recorded Trentham's in the USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Trentham families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Trentham surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Trentham ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Trentham. 40% of Trentham men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Trentham women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Trentham were Truck Driver and Sews.

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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
    40%
  • Laborer
    26%
  • Carpenter
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    25%
  • Housekeeper
    18%
  • Cook
    8%
  • Sews
    8%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Trentham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Trentham 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 336 immigration records available for the last name Trentham. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Trentham. For the veterans among your Trentham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Trentham lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Trentham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Trentham in 1956 was 42, and 77 in 2004.

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