Wenham Family History

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Wenham Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Suffolk so called.

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

Similar surnames: Denham, Benham, Winham, Canham, Dunham, Witham, Perham, Pelham

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Wenham Family Origin

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Wenham Family Occupations

What did your Wenham 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 Wenham. 2% of Wenham men worked as a General Labourer and 54% of Wenham women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wenham were Farm Labourer and Private Means

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Incapacitated
  • Cowman
  • Farm Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Private Means

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

Wenham Historical Records

What Wenham family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Wenham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wenham 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Wenham. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Wenham. For the veterans among your Wenham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wenham Life Expectancy

What is the average Wenham lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Wenham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1987, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Wenham in 1963 was 66, and 80 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wenham

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wenham 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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