Cockerham Family History

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Cockerham Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Lancashire named Cocker, from the Cocker river (a Celtic name apparently derived from an element kukro ‘winding’) + Old English ham ‘homestead’ or hamm ‘enclosure hemmed in by water’.

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


Similar surnames: Rotherham, Derham, Cheetham, Dockham, Rackham, Gorham, Cockcroft

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Cockerham Family Origin

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Cockerham Family Occupations

What did your Cockerham ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Coal Miner, Railway Clerk and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cockerham. A less common occupation for the Cockerham family was Brick Maker. The most common Cockerham occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 11% of Cockerham's were Coal Miners.

View Census data for Cockerham | Data not to scale

  • Coal Miner

    11%
  • Railway Clerk

    4%
  • Blacksmith

    2%
  • Brick Maker

    2%

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

Cockerham Historical Records

What Cockerham family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Cockerham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cockerham 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 Cockerham

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Cockerham. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Cockerham. For the veterans among your Cockerham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cockerham Life Expectancy

What is the average Cockerham lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Cockerham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Cockerham in 1945 was 44, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cockerham

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cockerham 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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