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Origins of the Mesham surname

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About the Meshams

We have a total number of 608 records for people with the last name Mesham.

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Where do most Meshams live?

In 1921, most Meshams lived in North East.

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Interesting facts about Meshams

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We have 528 records for the Mesham surname. The oldest one dates back to 1890.

Who were Meshams most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Mesham first names?

  • John
  • Arthur
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Meshams

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

Common Female occupations for Meshams in 1921




Domestic Servant


General Servant


General Servant Domestic


Common Male occupations for Meshams in 1921
Coal Miner








Farm Labourer Son (No Occ)


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