Bonham Family History

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Bonham Name Meaning

English: nickname from Old French bon homme (Latin bonus homo). This had two senses relevant to surname formation; partly it had the literal meaning ‘good man’, and partly it came to mean ‘peasant farmer’. Americanized form of French Bonhomme.

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


Similar surnames: Bingham, Benham, Canham, Dunham, Braham, Bolam, Downham, Denham

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Bonham Family Origin

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Bonham Family Occupations

What did your Bonham ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Bonham. 19% of Bonham men worked as a General Labourer and 72% of Bonham women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bonham were Farmer and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    19%
  • Bricklayer
    14%
  • Lorry Driver
    11%
  • Farmer
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    72%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Private Means
    3%
  • Housekeeper
    3%

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

Bonham Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 49,000 census records available for the last name Bonham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bonham 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Bonham. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Bonham. For the veterans among your Bonham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bonham Life Expectancy

What is the average Bonham lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Bonham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1952. The average life expectancy for Bonham in 1949 was 38, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bonham 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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