Washam Family History

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Washam Name Meaning

Origin unidentified; perhaps an Americanized spelling of German Wasem.

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

Similar surnames: Washer, Bashaw, Mashaw, Lapham, Wassom, Wascom, Badham, Basham

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Washam Family Origin

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Washam Family Occupations

What did your Washam ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Washam occupation in the USA was Farmer. 51% of Washam's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Washam family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Washam.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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

Washam Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Washam. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Washam census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 381 immigration records available for the last name Washam. 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 Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Washam. For the veterans among your Washam ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Washam Life Expectancy

What is the average Washam lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Washam life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Washam in 1948 was 46, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Washam

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Washam ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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