Derham Family History

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Derham Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Dearham in Cumbria or Dyrham in Gloucestershire, named from Old English deor ‘deer’ + ham ‘settlement’, ‘homestead’, or hamm ‘enclosure hemmed in by water’, ‘river meadow’. There are places in Norfolk called East and West Dereham, which have the same etymology. However, the present-day distribution of the surname suggests that they probably did not contribute to the surname. Irish (mainly Dublin, Drogheda, and Cork): of English origin, but MacLysaght takes this to be a variant of Durham.

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

Similar surnames: Denham, Perham, Durham, Dunham, Barham, Debnam, Benham, Pelham

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Derham Family Origin

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Derham Family Occupations

What did your Derham ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Derham. A less common occupation for the Derham family was Annuitant. The most common Derham occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Derham's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Annuitant


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

Derham Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Derham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Derham 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 Derham. 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 Derham. For the veterans among your Derham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Derham Life Expectancy

What is the average Derham lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Derham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Derham in 1957 was 54, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Derham

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Derham 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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