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Barnum Family History

Barnum Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of various places called Barnham, for example in Norfolk, Suffolk, and West Sussex. They are probably all named with the Old English byname Beorn(a) (see Barnes 2) or Old English beorn ‘warrior’ + ham ‘homestead’.

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

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10,388 Military Records
2,604 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Barnum Families

  • Number of Barnum families
     94 - 185
     32 - 93
     1 - 31
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Barnum families
     4 - 5
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Barnum last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Barnum Family Origin

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Barnum Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Barnum

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Barnum Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Barnum Civil War Service Records

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