Wareham Family History

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Wareham Name Meaning

English: habitational name for someone from either of the places called Warham, in Herefordshire and Norfolk, or from Wareham in Dorset. All are named with Old English wær ‘weir’ + either ham ‘homestead’ or hamm ‘enclosure hemmed in by water’.

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

Similar surnames: Wakeham, Farnham, Worsham, Barham, Derham, Parham, Wortham, Burcham

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Wareham Family Origin

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Wareham Family Occupations

What did your Wareham ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Wareham. 10% of Wareham men worked as a General Labourer and 71% of Wareham women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wareham were Bricklayer and Unpaid Domestic Dut

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Gardener
  • Incapacitated
  • Bricklayer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic Dut

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Wareham Historical Records

What Wareham family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 39,000 census records available for the last name Wareham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wareham 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Wareham. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Wareham. For the veterans among your Wareham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wareham Life Expectancy

What is the average Wareham lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Wareham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Wareham in 1955 was 40, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wareham

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wareham 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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