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Mitcham Family History

Mitcham Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Mitcham in Surrey so named from Old English micel ‘big’ + hām ‘village homestead’ or hamm ‘water meadow’.

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


Similar surnames: Mileham, Witham, Fincham, Gotham, Burcham, Higham, Windham, Winham

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Where is the Mitcham family from?

You can see how Mitcham families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mitcham family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mitcham families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 175 Mitcham families living in London. This was about 30% of all the recorded Mitcham's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Mitcham families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mitcham surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mitcham ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Mitcham. 16% of Mitcham men worked as a Farmer and 71% of Mitcham women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mitcham were General Labourer and Shorthand Typist. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Farmer
    16%
  • Farm Worker
    12%
  • Mixed Farmer Own Ac
    12%
  • General Labourer
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    71%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    4%
  • Housekeeper
    4%
  • Shorthand Typist
    2%
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Census Records

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Mitcham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mitcham census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 940 immigration records available for the last name Mitcham. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Mitcham. For the veterans among your Mitcham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mitcham lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Mitcham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Mitcham in 1950 was 51, and 61 in 2004.

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