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Dunham Name Meaning

English (chiefly Norfolk): habitational name from any of several places called Dunham, of which one is in Norfolk. Most are named from Old English dun ‘hill’ + ham ‘homestead’. A place in Lincolnshire now known as Dunholme appears in Domesday Book as Duneham and this too may be a source of the surname; here the first element is probably the Old English personal name Dunna.

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


Similar surnames: Denham, Durham, Burnham, Downham, Derham, Winham, Benham, Canham

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Dunham Family Origin

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Dunham Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    10%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Labourer

    3%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Dunham family was Labourer. Agricultural Labourer, Carpenter and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dunham. The most common Dunham occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 10% of Dunham's were Agricultural Labourers.

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Dunham Historical Records

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Dunham Life Expectancy

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