Burham Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Burham Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Kent named Burham, from Old English burh ‘stronghold’, ‘fortified place’ + ham ‘homestead’.

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

Similar surnames: Barham, Burcham, Burnham, Durham, Gorham, Dunham, Parham, Braham

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Burham Family Origin

Where is the Burham family from?

Burham Family Occupations

What did your Burham ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer and Lab (Gen) were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Burham. A less common occupation for the Burham family was Scotch Manchester Warehouseman. The most common Burham occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 33% of Burham's were Agricultural Labourers.

View Census data for Burham | Data not to scale

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Lab (Gen)

  • Scotch Manchester Warehouseman


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

Burham Historical Records

What Burham family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Burham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burham census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Burham

Passenger List

There are 579 immigration records available for the last name Burham. 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.

View all Burham immigration records

Draft Card

There are 868 military records available for the last name Burham. For the veterans among your Burham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Burham military records

You've only scratched the surface of Burham family history.

Burham Life Expectancy

What is the average Burham lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Burham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Burham in 1962 was 85, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Burham

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Burham 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.

Look up another name