Wickham Family History

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Wickham Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places so called, for example in Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Hampshire, Berkshire, and Oxfordshire. It has been established that wicham was an Old English term for a settlement (Old English ham) associated with a Romano-British town, wic in this case being an adaptation of Latin vicus. Childswickham in Gloucestershire bears a British name with a different etymology. The surname is now also common in Ireland, where it was taken in the 17th century.

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

Similar surnames: Bickham, Witham, Windham, Winham, Bingham, Kirkham, Beckham, Rackham

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Wickham Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Wickham name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Wickham Family Origin

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Wickham Family Occupations

What did your Wickham ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wickham. A less common occupation for the Wickham family was Carpenter. The most common Wickham occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 6% of Wickham's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Carpenter


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

Wickham Historical Records

What Wickham family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 92,000 census records available for the last name Wickham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wickham 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 Wickham. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Wickham. For the veterans among your Wickham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wickham Life Expectancy

What is the average Wickham lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Wickham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Wickham in 1945 was 42, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wickham

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wickham 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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