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Wareham Name Meaning

English: habitational name for someone from either of the places called Warham, in Herefordshire and Norfolk, or from Wareham in Dorset. All are named with Old English wær ‘weir’ + either ham ‘homestead’ or hamm ‘enclosure hemmed in by water’.

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


Similar surnames: Wakeham, Farnham, Worsham, Barham, Derham, Parham, Wortham, Burcham

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Wareham Family Origin

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Wareham Family Occupations

What did your Wareham ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wareham. A less common occupation for the Wareham family was Keeping House. The most common Wareham occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Wareham's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    41%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Keeping House

    4%

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

Wareham Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Wareham ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Wareham Life Expectancy

What is the average Wareham lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, Wareham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Wareham in 1955 was 40, and 75 in 2004.

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