Woodham Family History

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Woodham Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places named Woodham. Most, as for example those in Essex and Surrey, are named from Old English wudu ‘wood’ + ham ‘homestead’; one in Buckinghamshire, however, probably has as its second element Old English hamm ‘water meadow’, and one in County Durham is from wudum, the dative plural of wudu, originally used after a preposition.

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

Similar surnames: Worsham, Windham, Fordham, Woodhead, Bradham, Oldham, Wakeham

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Woodham Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Woodham name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Woodham. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Norway


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Woodham Family Origin

Where is the Woodham family from?

Woodham Family Occupations

What did your Woodham ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Woodham family was Farm Laborer. The most common Woodham occupation in the USA was Farmer. 53% of Woodham's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Woodham.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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

Woodham Historical Records

What Woodham family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 37,000 census records available for the last name Woodham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Woodham 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Woodham. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Woodham. For the veterans among your Woodham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Woodham Life Expectancy

What is the average Woodham lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Woodham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Woodham in 1949 was 55, and 79 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Woodham 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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