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Birmingham Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Birmingham in the West Midlands. In Domesday Book the name is already found as Bermingeham, but it seems likely that it was originally Beornmundingaham ‘homestead (Old English ham) of the people of (-inga-) Beornmund’, a personal name composed of the elements beorn ‘young man’, ‘warrior’ + mund ‘protection’. This name is well established in Ireland (see Bermingham).

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


Similar surnames: Billingham, Bermingham, Burlingham, Willingham, Dillingham

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Birmingham Family Origin

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Birmingham Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    7%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%
  • Annuitant

    3%
  • Gen Lab

    2%

In 1881, the most common Birmingham occupation in the UK was Labourer. 7% of Birmingham's were Labourers. Labourer, Agricultural Labourer and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Birmingham. A less common occupation for the Birmingham family was Gen Lab.

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Birmingham Life Expectancy

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