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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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Where is the Woodham family from?

You can see how Woodham families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Woodham family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Woodham families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 4 Woodham families living in Alabama. This was about 29% of all the recorded Woodham's in USA. Alabama had the highest population of Woodham families in 1840.
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What did your Woodham ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Woodham. 39% of Woodham men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Woodham women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Woodham were Farming and Clerk. .

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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
    39%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Farming
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    16%
  • Teacher
    15%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Clerk
    8%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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