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Saum Family History

Saum Name Meaning
South German: topographic for someone who lived close to a boundary, Middle High German soum. However, the word could also mean ‘pack animal’s load’, and so may be a metonymic occupational name for a packer or carrier.

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

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2,213 Military Records
621 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Saum Families

  • Number of Saum families
     31 - 60
     11 - 30
     1 - 10
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Saum families
     3 - 2
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Saum families
     3 - 3
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Saum census records

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Saum Family Origin

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Saum Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Saum

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Saum Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Saum census records

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Saum Civil War Service Records

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