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Drum Name Meaning
Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Droma ‘descendant of Droma’, a personal name, which may be from druim ‘back’, ‘ridge’ and have been given originally to someone with a deformed back.Scottish: habitational name from a place and castle in Aberdeenshire named from Gaelic druim ‘ridge’.German: nickname from Middle Low German drum, Middle High German trum ‘woodblock’, ‘uncouth person’.

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

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Name Distribution of Drum Families

  • Number of Drum families
     62 - 122
     21 - 61
     1 - 20
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Drum families
     11 - 20
     4 - 10
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Drum families
     17 - 31
     6 - 16
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Drum Family Origin

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Drum Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Drum

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Drum Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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