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Birnbaum Family History

Birnbaum Name Meaning
German: topographic name for someone who lived by a pear tree, from Middle High German bir ‘pear’ + boum ‘tree’.Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Birnbaum ‘pear tree’, applied mainly as an ornamental name, possibly occasionally as a topographic name.

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

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19,283 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
4,971 Military Records
7,331 Immigration Records
11,490 Census and Voter Lists
10,100 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Birnbaum Families

  • Number of Birnbaum families
     76 - 150
     26 - 75
     1 - 25
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Birnbaum families
     9 - 16
     4 - 8
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Birnbaum families
     6 - 9
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Birnbaum Family Origin

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Birnbaum Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Birnbaum

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Birnbaum Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Birnbaum Civil War Service Records

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