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Baum Family History

Baum Name Meaning
German: topographic name for someone who lived by a tree that was particularly noticeable in some way, from Middle High German, Old High German boum ‘tree’, or else a nickname for a particularly tall person.Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Baum ‘tree’, or a short form of any of the many ornamental surnames containing this word as the final element, for example Feigenbaum ‘fig tree’ (see Feige) and Mandelbaum ‘almond tree’ (see Mandel).English: probably a variant spelling of Balm, a metonymic occupational name for a seller of spices and perfumes, Middle English, Old French basme, balme, ba(u)me ‘balm’, ‘ointment’ (see Balmer).

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

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Name Distribution of Baum Families

  • Number of Baum families
     253 - 504
     85 - 252
     1 - 84
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Baum families
     86 - 169
     29 - 85
     1 - 28
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Baum families
     3 - 4
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Baum Family Origin

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Baum Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Baum

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Baum Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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