Grantham Family History

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Grantham Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Grantham in Lincolnshire, of uncertain origin. The final element is Old English ham ‘homestead’; the first may be Old English grand ‘gravel’ or perhaps a personal name Granta, which probably originated as a byname meaning ‘snarler’. See also Graham.

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


Similar surnames: Branham, Grant, Tatham, Langham, Grantland, Canham, Graham, Rackham

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Grantham Family Origin

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Grantham Family Occupations

What did your Grantham 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 Grantham. 3% of Grantham men worked as a General Labourer and 51% of Grantham women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Grantham were Bricklayer and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    3%
  • Farm Labourer
    2%
  • Incapacitated
    2%
  • Bricklayer
    1%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    51%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    2%
  • Private Means
    2%
  • Housewife
    2%

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

Grantham Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 71,000 census records available for the last name Grantham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grantham 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 Grantham. 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 Grantham. For the veterans among your Grantham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Grantham Life Expectancy

What is the average Grantham lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Grantham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Grantham in 1942 was 32, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Grantham

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