Isham Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Isham Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Northamptonshire named Isham, from the river name Ise (of Celtic origin) + Old English ham ‘homestead’ or hamm ‘promontory’ or ‘enclosure hemmed in by water’.

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

Similar surnames: Upham, Witham, Winham, Ingham, Higham, Baham, Sham, Basham, Wham

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Isham Family Origin

Where is the Isham family from?

Isham Family Occupations

What did your Isham ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Isham occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 27% of Isham's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Isham family was Ag Laborer. Agricultural Labourer, Farm Labourer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Isham.

View Census data for Isham | Data not to scale

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farm Labourer

  • Laborer

  • Ag Laborer


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

Isham Historical Records

What Isham family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Isham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Isham 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 Isham

Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Isham. 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.

View all Isham immigration records

Draft Card

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Isham. For the veterans among your Isham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Isham military records

You've only scratched the surface of Isham family history.

Isham Life Expectancy

What is the average Isham lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Isham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Isham in 1944 was 65, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Isham

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Isham 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.

Look up another name