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Sham Family History

Sham Name Meaning

Chinese: Cantonese form of the surname 沈 see Shen Chinese: Cantonese form of the surname 岑 see Cen . Indian (Gujarat) Pakistani and Bangladeshi: from a Persian word meaning ‘on the left side’ and ‘Syria’ (see Shami ). English: variant of Shum .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Cham, Ham, Sam, Shan, Shaw, Shah, Shum, Wham, Isham, Hau

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Where is the Sham family from?

You can see how Sham families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sham family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sham families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 121 Sham families living in Yorkshire. This was about 24% of all the recorded Sham's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Sham families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sham surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sham ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Sham. 100% of Sham women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Sham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sham 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Sham. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Sham. For the veterans among your Sham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sham lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Sham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Sham in 1964 was 66, and 67 in 2004.

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