Woodham Family History

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Woodham Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places named Woodham. Most, as for example those in Essex and Surrey, are named from Old English wudu ‘wood’ + ham ‘homestead’; one in Buckinghamshire, however, probably has as its second element Old English hamm ‘water meadow’, and one in County Durham is from wudum, the dative plural of wudu, originally used after a preposition.

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


Similar surnames: Worsham, Windham, Fordham, Woodhead, Bradham, Oldham, Wakeham

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Woodham Family Origin

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Woodham Family Occupations

What did your Woodham 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 Woodham. 2% of Woodham men worked as a General Labourer and 53% of Woodham women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Woodham were Lorry Driver and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    2%
  • Incapacitated
    2%
  • Builders Labourer
    2%
  • Lorry Driver
    2%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    53%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    2%
  • Private Means
    2%
  • Housekeeper
    2%

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

Woodham Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 37,000 census records available for the last name Woodham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Woodham 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 Woodham. 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 Woodham. For the veterans among your Woodham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Woodham Life Expectancy

What is the average Woodham lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Woodham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Woodham in 1949 was 55, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Woodham

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