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Allum Name Meaning

English: possibly a habitational name from Alham in Somerset or a variant of Hallam with loss of initial H-. Post-medieval examples may alternatively represent a variant of Allen . Muslim: variant of Allam or Alam . Norwegian: habitational name from any of various farmsteads in southeastern Norway probably named from Old Norse Aldheimar a compound of ald ‘high’ + heimar ‘farm’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Hallum, Hallam, Cullum, Alm, Dullum, Mahlum, Lum, Altom, Solum, Allen

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Where is the Allum family from?

You can see how Allum families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Allum family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Allum families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 384 Allum families living in London. This was about 29% of all the recorded Allum's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Allum families in 1891.
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What did your Allum ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Allum. 14% of Allum men worked as a General Labourer and 74% of Allum women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Allum were Gardener and Incapacitated. .

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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 Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    14%
  • Bricklayer
    6%
  • Builders Labourer
    5%
  • Gardener
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    74%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Incapacitated
    3%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Allum. 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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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Allum. For the veterans among your Allum ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Allum lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Allum life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Allum in 1957 was 50, and 79 in 2004.

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