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Origin and Meaning of Markham

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  1. A surname​.
  2. A city in southern Ontario, suburb of Toronto.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Markham

Beryl Markham was a writer. Beryl was born on October 26th, 1902 in United Kingdom. She died on August 3rd, 1986.


Monte Markham is an actor, television director, and television producer. His most notable accomplishments were from 1966 to present. Monte was born on June 21st, 1935 in Manatee County, Florida.


Pigmeat Markham was a comedian, actor, singer, dancer, singing, and dance. He was most active from 1917 to 1917. Pigmeat was given the name Dewey Markham on April 18th, 1904 in Durham, North Carolina, U.S. He passed away on December 13th, 1981.


Kika Markham is an actress. She was most prominent from 1955 to present. Kika was given the name Erika S.L. Markham by her parent David Markham in 1940 in Macclesfield.


Edwin Markham was a writer. Edwin was born on April 23rd, 1852 in Oregon City, Oregon. He died on March 7th, 1940.


Sir Clements Robert Markham was a royal navy officer, explorer, and geographer. Clements was born on July 20th, 1830 in Stillingfleet, England, UK. He breathed his last breath on January 29th, 1916.


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Popularity of Markham as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Markham U.S.
  White 87.71% 64.26%
  African American 6.28% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.81% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.57% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.31% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.31% 16.26%

Of Last Name Markham

People with the last name Markham are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Markham

  • How Popular is the name Markham? Markham is the 16,995th most popular name of all time. As a last name Markham was the 2,741st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Markham have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 452 babies born with the first name Markham in the United States. That's more than enough people named Markham to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Markham? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1944 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Markham first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Markham is Sunday, September 3rd, 1876.
  • What year had the most people named Markham born? The highest recorded use of the first name Markham was in 1959 with a total of 40 babies.
  • Random Markham Factoid: According to the 1959 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Markham is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 6 babies in California have the same name as you in 1959.
  • Weird things about the name Markham: Your name in reverse order is Mahkram. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Mahakmr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Markham? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 13,137 people with the last name Markham.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Markham? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 4 of them will have Markham as their last name.

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