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

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Isham Family Origin

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Isham Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    27%
  • Farm Labourer

    6%
  • Laborer

    4%
  • Ag Laborer

    2%

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Farm Labourer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Isham. 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.

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Isham Historical Records

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Isham Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1944 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Isham

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