Basham Family History

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Basham Name Meaning

English: habitational name of uncertain origin. It may be from places in Norfolk and Suffolk called Barsham, from the genitive case of the Old English byname Bar ‘wild boar’ + Old English ham ‘homestead’.

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

Similar surnames: Barham, Canham, Baham, Branham, Tatham, Bradham, Parham, Braham

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Basham Family Origin

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Basham Family Occupations

What did your Basham ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Basham occupation in the UK was Labourer. 10% of Basham's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the Basham family was Carpenter. Labourer, Agricultural Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Basham.

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  • Labourer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Carpenter


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

Basham Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 39,000 census records available for the last name Basham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Basham 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 Basham. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Basham. For the veterans among your Basham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Basham Life Expectancy

What is the average Basham lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Basham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Basham in 1940 was 29, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Basham

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Basham 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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