Parham Family History

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Parham Name Meaning

English (London): habitational name from places in Suffolk and Sussex, named in Old English with pere ‘pear’ + ham ‘homestead’.

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

Similar surnames: Perham, Barham, Farnham, Packham, Wareham, Derham, Basham, Canham

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Parham Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Parham name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Parham. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


  • Germanic Europe


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Parham Family Origin

Where is the Parham family from?

Parham Family Occupations

What did your Parham ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Parham family was Carpenter. The most common Parham occupation in the UK was Fisherman. 9% of Parham's were Fishermans. Fisherman, Farmer and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Parham.

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  • Fisherman

  • Farmer

  • Annuitant

  • Carpenter


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

Parham Historical Records

What Parham family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 54,000 census records available for the last name Parham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Parham 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Parham. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Parham. For the veterans among your Parham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Parham Life Expectancy

What is the average Parham lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Parham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Parham in 1943 was 39, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Parham

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Parham 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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