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Origins of the Oldham surname

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About the Oldhams

We have a total number of 58550 records for people with the last name Oldham.

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Where do most Oldhams live?

In 1921, most Oldhams lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Oldhams

How common is your surname?

855th most common surname in the UK

We have 52,200 records for the Oldham surname. The oldest one dates back to 1477.

Who were Oldhams most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Oldham first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Oldhams

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

Common Female occupations for Oldhams in 1921
Cotton Weaver




Cotton Winder


Living On Own Means




Common Male occupations for Oldhams in 1921


Cotton Weaver




Coal Miner


General Labourer


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