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Wickham Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places so called, for example in Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Hampshire, Berkshire, and Oxfordshire. It has been established that wicham was an Old English term for a settlement (Old English ham) associated with a Romano-British town, wic in this case being an adaptation of Latin vicus. Childswickham in Gloucestershire bears a British name with a different etymology. The surname is now also common in Ireland, where it was taken in the 17th century.

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


Similar surnames: Bickham, Witham, Windham, Winham, Bingham, Kirkham, Beckham, Rackham

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Where is the Wickham family from?

You can see how Wickham families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wickham family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wickham families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 67 Wickham families living in New York. This was about 48% of all the recorded Wickham's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Wickham families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wickham surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wickham ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Wickham. 18% of Wickham men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Wickham women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wickham were Truck Driver 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

  • Farmer
    18%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    16%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Bookkeeper
    6%
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Census Records

There are 92,000 census records available for the last name Wickham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wickham 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Wickham. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Wickham. For the veterans among your Wickham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wickham lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Wickham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Wickham in 1945 was 42, and 72 in 2004.

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