Frothingham Family History

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Frothingham Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Frodingham in Lincolnshire or North Frodingham in East Yorkshire, both named as ‘homestead (Old English ham) of Frod(a)’s people’. Medieval forms in Froth- are common, possibly as a result of Scandinavian influence. The surname is not found in current English records.

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

Similar surnames: Cottingham, Nottingham, Brantingham, Whittingham, Eltringham

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Frothingham Family Origin

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Frothingham Family Occupations

What did your Frothingham ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Frothingham occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 13% of Frothingham's were Keeping Houses. A less common occupation for the Frothingham family was At Home. Keeping House, Farmer and Housekeeping were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Frothingham.

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  • Keeping House

  • Farmer

  • Housekeeping

  • At Home


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

Frothingham Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Frothingham Life Expectancy

What is the average Frothingham lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Frothingham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Frothingham in 1963 was 77, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Frothingham

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Frothingham 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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