Canham Family History

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Canham Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Suffolk called Cavenham (of which this is a reduced form), from the genitive case of an unattested Old English byname Cafna (from caf ‘bold’, ‘active’) + Old English ham ‘homestead’.

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

Similar surnames: Basham, Barham, Langham, Clapham, Winham, Dunham, Tatham, Branham

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Canham Family Origin

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Canham Family Occupations

What did your Canham 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 Canham. 2% of Canham men worked as a General Labourer and 50% of Canham women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Canham were Builders Labourer and Domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Farm Labourer
  • Agricultural Labourer
  • Builders Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Domestic Duties

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

Canham Historical Records

What Canham family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 33,000 census records available for the last name Canham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Canham 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Canham. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Canham. For the veterans among your Canham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Canham Life Expectancy

What is the average Canham lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Canham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Canham in 1946 was 61, and 65 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Canham

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Canham 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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