Gorham Family History

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Gorham Name Meaning

English (Kent): apparently a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place, possibly so named from Old English gara ‘triangular piece of land’ + ham ‘homestead’.

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


Similar surnames: Gotham, Barham, Burham, Popham, Derham, Fordham, Wortham, Topham

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Gorham Family Origin

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Gorham Family Occupations

What did your Gorham ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Gorham. 2% of Gorham men worked as a General Labourer and 49% of Gorham women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gorham were Builders Labourer and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    2%
  • Carpenter joiner
    2%
  • General Farm Labourer
    2%
  • Builders Labourer
    1%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    49%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    4%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Housekeeper
    2%

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

Gorham Historical Records

What Gorham family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 60,000 census records available for the last name Gorham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gorham census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Gorham

Passenger List

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Gorham. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Gorham. For the veterans among your Gorham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gorham Life Expectancy

What is the average Gorham lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Gorham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Gorham in 1949 was 45, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gorham

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gorham 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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