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Durham Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Durham, a city in northeastern England, named from Old English dun ‘hill’ (see Down 1) + Old Norse holmr ‘island’.

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


Similar surnames: Dunham, Derham, Burham, Barham, Burnham, Burcham, Gorham, Turnham

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Durham Family Origin

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Durham Family Occupations

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

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  • Labourer

    4%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Coal Miner

    3%
  • Farmer

    3%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Durham family was Farmer. The most common Durham occupation in the UK was Labourer. 4% of Durham's were Labourers. Labourer, Agricultural Labourer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Durham.

Source: Census data for Durham | Data not to scale

Durham Historical Records

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Durham Life Expectancy

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Famous Durham Family

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Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)

Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
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