Northam Family History

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Northam Name Meaning

English (Devon): habitational name from Northam in Devon, named in Old English with norþ ‘north’ + hamm ‘enclosure hemmed in by water’ or ‘promontory’.

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


Similar surnames: Wortham, Northey, Worsham, Fordham, Northup, Gotham, Burcham, Southam

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Northam Family Origin

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Northam Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    8%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    7%
  • Bricklayer

    3%
  • Dressmaker

    3%

In 1881, Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Bricklayer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Northam. The most common Northam occupation in the UK was Farmer. 8% of Northam's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Northam family was Dressmaker.

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Northam Historical Records

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Northam Life Expectancy

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