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Bum Family History

Bum Surname Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Baum, Bu, Lum, Yum, Bur, Brum, Blum, Bumb, Sum, Bua

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Where is the Bum family from?

You can see how Bum families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bum family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bum families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there was 1 Bum family living in Yorkshire. This was 100% of all the recorded Bum's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Bum families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bum surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bum ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Bum. 85% of Bum women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    85%
  • Print Works Textile Sewing Machinist
    16%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Bum. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bum census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 316 immigration records available for the last name Bum. 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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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Bum. For the veterans among your Bum ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bum lifespan?

Average Bum life expectancy in 1986 was 88 years. This was higher than the general public life expectancy which was 73.

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