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Origins of the Balkham surname

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About the Balkhams

We have a total number of 859 records for people with the last name Balkham.

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Where do most Balkhams live?

In 1921, most Balkhams lived in South East.

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Interesting facts about Balkhams

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 800 records for the Balkham surname. The oldest one dates back to 1889.

Who were Balkhams most likely to marry?

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Balkhams.

What are the most common Balkham first names?

  • William
  • John
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Balkham family members

Common jobs for Balkhams

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Balkhams in 1921


General Servant


House Servant


Agricultural Labourer




Common Male occupations for Balkhams in 1921
Agricultural Labourer




General Labourer






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