Clapham Family History

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Clapham Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places called Clapham, for example in Bedfordshire, Surrey, Sussex, and North Yorkshire. The first three are named with Old English clopp(a) ‘lump’, ‘hillock’ + ham ‘homestead’ or hamm ‘enclosure hemmed in by water’, while the Yorkshire place name is formed with an Old English word clæpe ‘noisy stream’.

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

Similar surnames: Lapham, Canham, Latham, Upham, Branham, Barham, Bradham, Braham

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Clapham Family Origin

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Clapham Family Occupations

What did your Clapham 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 Clapham. 11% of Clapham men worked as a General Labourer and 70% of Clapham women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Clapham were Dairy Farmer and Incapacitated

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Joiner
  • Solicitor
  • Dairy Farmer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Private Means
  • Incapacitated

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

Clapham Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 67,000 census records available for the last name Clapham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Clapham 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Clapham. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Clapham. For the veterans among your Clapham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Clapham Life Expectancy

What is the average Clapham lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Clapham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Clapham in 1963 was 73, and 82 in 2004.

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