Brigham Family History

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Brigham Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places in East Yorkshire and Cumbria named Brigham, from Old English brycg ‘bridge’ + ham ‘homestead’ or hamm ‘enclosure hemmed in by water’.

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

Similar surnames: Bridgham, Braham, Bradham, Branham, Brougham, Burcham, Isham, Higham

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Brigham Family Origin

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Brigham Family Occupations

What did your Brigham ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Brigham family was Shoemaker. Farmer, Farm Labourer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brigham. The most common Brigham occupation in the UK was Farmer. 14% of Brigham's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Labourer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Shoemaker


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

Brigham Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 59,000 census records available for the last name Brigham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brigham 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Brigham. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Brigham. For the veterans among your Brigham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brigham Life Expectancy

What is the average Brigham lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Brigham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Brigham in 1945 was 25, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brigham

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brigham 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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