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Debenham Family History

Debenham Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Debenham in Suffolk named in Old English with the river name Deope ‘the deep one’ + ham ‘settlement or village’. Compare Debnam and Dedman .

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


Similar surnames: Denham, Debnam, Benham, Derham, Dunham, Newnham, Downham, Needham

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Where is the Debenham family from?

You can see how Debenham families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Debenham family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Debenham families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 208 Debenham families living in Suffolk. This was about 34% of all the recorded Debenham's in United Kingdom. Suffolk had the highest population of Debenham families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Debenham surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Debenham ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Debenham. 16% of Debenham men worked as a Farmer and 74% of Debenham women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Debenham were Incapacitated and Domestic Duties. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Farmer
    16%
  • Gardener
    9%
  • Builders Labourer
    8%
  • Incapacitated
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    74%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    4%
  • Private Means
    4%
  • Domestic Duties
    4%
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Census Records

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Debenham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Debenham census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Debenham. 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 Cards

There are 725 military records available for the last name Debenham. For the veterans among your Debenham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Debenham lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2003, in the United States, Debenham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Debenham in 1965 was 85, and 82 in 2003.

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