Wham Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of Whan. English: topographic name for someone who lived in a corner or angle or land, from Old English hwamm ‘corner’, or a habitational name from Wham in County Durham, named with this word.

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


Similar surnames: Ham, Hamm, Way, Sham, Cham, Winham, Isham, Newham, Shan, Wray

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Wham Family Origin

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Wham Family Occupations

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  • Calico Printers Machineman

    13%
  • Engine Fitter At Works

    13%
  • Engineer At Brewery E Driver

    13%
  • House Keeper

    13%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Wham family was House Keeper. Calico Printers Machineman, Engine Fitter At Works and Engineer At Brewery E Driver were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wham. The most common Wham occupation in the UK was Calico Printers Machineman. 13% of Wham's were Calico Printers Machinemans.

Source: Census data for Wham | Data not to scale

Wham Historical Records

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Wham Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1954 and 2004, Wham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2002, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Wham in 1954 was 34, and 89 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wham

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