Turnham Family History

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Turnham Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Turnham in East Yorkshire or Turnham Green in West London, both of which are so named from an Old English trun ‘circular’, probably denoting a U-shaped bend in a river, + hamm ‘water meadow’ or ham ‘homestead’.

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

Similar surnames: Burnham, Farnham, Burcham, Derham, Braham, Dunham, Burham, Worsham

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Turnham Family Origin

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Turnham Family Occupations

What did your Turnham ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Turnham family was Annuitant. Licensed Victualler, Agricultural Labourer and Publican were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Turnham. The most common Turnham occupation in the UK was Licensed Victualler. 14% of Turnham's were Licensed Victuallers.

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  • Licensed Victualler

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Publican

  • Annuitant


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

Turnham Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Turnham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Turnham 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 899 immigration records available for the last name Turnham. 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 867 military records available for the last name Turnham. For the veterans among your Turnham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Turnham Life Expectancy

What is the average Turnham lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Turnham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Turnham in 1963 was 65, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Turnham

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Turnham 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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