Perham Family History

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Perham Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places (for example those in Suffolk and Sussex now called Parham), originally named with the Old English elements peru ‘pear’ + ham ‘homestead’.

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

Similar surnames: Parham, Derham, Pelham, Barham, Denham, Newham, Mepham, Burham

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Perham Family Origin

Where is the Perham family from?

Perham Family Occupations

What did your Perham ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Labourer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Perham. The most common Perham occupation in the UK was Farmer. 13% of Perham's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Perham family was Blacksmith.

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  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Blacksmith


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

Perham Historical Records

What Perham family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Perham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Perham 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 Perham

Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Perham. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Perham. For the veterans among your Perham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Perham Life Expectancy

What is the average Perham lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Perham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Perham in 1958 was 49, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Perham

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Perham 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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