Pham Family History

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Pham Name Meaning

Vietnamese (Ph?am): unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Phan, Tham, Phang, Cham, Pam, Hau, Sham, Prak, Hamp, Hak

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Pham Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Pham name?

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

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  • Southeast Asia—Vietnam


  • Southeast Asia—Dai (Tai)


  • England & Wales


  • China


  • Ireland & Scotland


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Pham Family Origin

Where is the Pham family from?

Pham Family Occupations

What did your Pham ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Pham occupation in the UK was Labourer General. 100% of Pham's were Labourer Generals.

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  • Labourer General


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

Pham Historical Records

What Pham family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 867 census records available for the last name Pham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pham 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 Pham. 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 174 military records available for the last name Pham. For the veterans among your Pham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pham Life Expectancy

What is the average Pham lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Pham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Pham in 1964 was 60, and 64 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pham

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pham 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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