Kirkham Family History

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Kirkham Name Meaning

Northern English: habitational name from places in Lancashire and North Yorkshire named Kirkham, which is a scandinavianized form of Old English ciric-ham, from cirice ‘church’ + ham ‘homestead’. Possibly a respelling of German Kirchham, a habitational name from either of two places named Kirchham, in Austria or Bavaria.

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

Similar surnames: Bickham, Worsham, Wickham, Markham, Windham, Kingham, Higham, Bingham

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Kirkham Family Origin

Where is the Kirkham family from?

Kirkham Family Occupations

What did your Kirkham ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Kirkham occupation in the UK was Farmer. 9% of Kirkham's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Kirkham family was Coal Miner. Farmer, Labourer and Cotton Weaver were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kirkham.

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  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Cotton Weaver

  • Coal Miner


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

Kirkham Historical Records

What Kirkham family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 84,000 census records available for the last name Kirkham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kirkham 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Kirkham. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Kirkham. For the veterans among your Kirkham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kirkham Life Expectancy

What is the average Kirkham lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Kirkham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Kirkham in 1952 was 21, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kirkham

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kirkham 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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