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Callum Family History

Callum Name Meaning

Scottish: shortened form of McCallum .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Cullum, Allum, Collum, Calley, Callan, Collom, Mccallum, Collums

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Where is the Callum family from?

You can see how Callum families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Callum family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Callum families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 3 Callum families living in Massachusetts. This was about 38% of all the recorded Callum's in USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Callum families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Callum surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Callum ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Callum. 35% of Callum men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Callum women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Callum were Salesman and Saleslady. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    35%
  • Laborer
    24%
  • Farming
    7%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    16%
  • Seamstress
    12%
  • Waitress
    12%
  • Saleslady
    12%
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Census Records

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Callum. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Callum census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Callum. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Callum. For the veterans among your Callum ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Callum lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Callum life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Callum in 1963 was 75, and 74 in 2004.

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