Fotheringham Family History

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Fotheringham Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Fotheringham near Forfar, which seems to have been named after Fotheringhay in Northamptonshire, which was held in the 12th century by the royal family of Scotland as part of the honor of Huntingdon. The Northamptonshire place appears in Domesday Book as Fodringeia, probably from Old English fodring ‘grazing’ (a derivative of fodor ‘fodder’) + eg ‘island’, ‘low-lying land’. In the case of the Scottish place, the final element has early been replaced by -ham ‘homestead’.

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

Similar surnames: Frothingham, Nottingham, Cottingham, Everingham, Kettering

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Fotheringham Family Origin

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Fotheringham Family Occupations

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In 1939, Bricklayer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Fotheringham. 25% of Fotheringham men worked as a Bricklayer and 86% of Fotheringham women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fotheringham were Railway Signalman and Unpaid Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Bricklayer
  • Tailor
  • Incapacitated
  • Railway Signalman

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Cook
  • Private Means
  • Unpaid Domestic

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

Fotheringham Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Fotheringham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fotheringham 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Fotheringham. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Fotheringham. For the veterans among your Fotheringham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fotheringham Life Expectancy

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Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Fotheringham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Fotheringham in 1958 was 77, and 90 in 2004.

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