Ballam Family History

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Ballam Name Meaning

English: variant of Balham, a habitational name from a place in Surrey (now part of south London), named with Old English bealg ‘smooth’ or ‘round’ + hamm ‘water meadow’, ‘land hemmed in by water’.

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

Similar surnames: Dallam, Balsam, Hallam, Fullam, Baham, Allum, Bollom, Bolam, Barham

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Ballam Family Origin

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Ballam Family Occupations

What did your Ballam ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Gardener and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Ballam. 34% of Ballam men worked as a Gardener and 86% of Ballam women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ballam were Laundry Van Driver and (unpaid) Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Gardener
  • Plasterer
  • General Labourer
  • Laundry Van Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Domestic Servant
  • (unpaid) Housewife

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Ballam Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Ballam. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ballam 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Ballam. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 605 military records available for the last name Ballam. For the veterans among your Ballam ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ballam Life Expectancy

What is the average Ballam lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Ballam life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Ballam in 1965 was 75, and 82 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ballam 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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