Witham Family History

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Witham Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places so called. North and South Witham in Lincolnshire derive the name from the river on which they stand, which is of ancient British origin and uncertain meaning. Witham on the Hill in Lincolnshire, along with other examples in Essex and Somerset, was probably originally named with an Old English byname Wit(t)a (presumably from wit(t) ‘wits’, ‘mind’) + Old English ham ‘homestead’. However, the first element may instead have been Old English wiht ‘bend’.

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

Similar surnames: Winham, Windham, Wickham, Tatham, Higham, Isham, Derham, Basham

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Witham Family Origin

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Witham Family Occupations

What did your Witham ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith

  • File Cutter


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

Witham Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 50,000 census records available for the last name Witham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Witham 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Witham. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Witham. For the veterans among your Witham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Witham Life Expectancy

What is the average Witham lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Witham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Witham in 1951 was 45, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Witham

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Witham 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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