Gresham Family History

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Gresham Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Norfolk, so named from Old English græs, gærs ‘grass(land)’, ‘pasturage’ + ham ‘homestead’ or hamm ‘enclosure hemmed in by water’.

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


Similar surnames: Grisham, Isham, Bradham, Derham, Worsham, Gotham, Needham, Braham

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Gresham Family Origin

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Gresham Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    7%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%
  • Blacksmith

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%

In 1881, the most common Gresham occupation in the UK was Farmer. 7% of Gresham's were Farmers. Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gresham. A less common occupation for the Gresham family was Labourer.

Source: Census data for Gresham | Data not to scale

Gresham Historical Records

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Gresham Life Expectancy

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