Beckham Family History

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Beckham Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Norfolk named Beckham, from the Old English byname Becca (see Beck 4) + Old English ham ‘homestead’.

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

Similar surnames: Peckham, Bickham, Bucknam, Blackham, Rackham, Benham, Wickham

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Beckham Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Beckham name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Beckham. 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


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Norway


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Beckham Family Origin

Where is the Beckham family from?

Beckham Family Occupations

What did your Beckham ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Bricklayer, Carman and Dyer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Beckham. A less common occupation for the Beckham family was Independent. The most common Beckham occupation in the UK was Bricklayer. 8% of Beckham's were Bricklayers.

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  • Bricklayer

  • Carman

  • Dyer

  • Independent


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

Beckham Historical Records

What Beckham family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 37,000 census records available for the last name Beckham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Beckham 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 Beckham. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Beckham. For the veterans among your Beckham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Beckham Life Expectancy

What is the average Beckham lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Beckham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Beckham in 1950 was 54, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Beckham

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Beckham 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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