Gotham Family History

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Gotham Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Gotham in Nottinghamshire, so named from Old English gat ‘goat’ + ham ‘homestead’ or hamm ‘water meadow’.

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

Similar surnames: Gorham, Hotham, Southam, Witham, Tatham, Popham, Wortham, Northam

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Gotham Family Origin

Where is the Gotham family from?

Gotham Family Occupations

What did your Gotham ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Gotham family was Carpenter. Laundress, Blacksmith and Boatman On Sea were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gotham. The most common Gotham occupation in the UK was Laundress. 13% of Gotham's were Laundresss.

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  • Laundress

  • Blacksmith

  • Boatman On Sea

  • Carpenter


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

Gotham Historical Records

What Gotham family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Gotham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gotham 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 389 immigration records available for the last name Gotham. 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 Gotham. For the veterans among your Gotham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gotham Life Expectancy

What is the average Gotham lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Gotham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Gotham in 1960 was 40, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gotham

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gotham 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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