Shellum Family History

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Shellum Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Hallum, Hellem, Kellum, Hellums, Mellum, Hullum, Pellum, Jellum, Helm

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Shellum Family Origin

Where is the Shellum family from?

Shellum Family Occupations

What did your Shellum ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Shellum occupation in the USA was Brickmaker. 33% of Shellum's were Brickmakers. A less common occupation for the Shellum family was Laborer. Brickmaker and Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Shellum.

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  • Brickmaker

  • Farmer

  • Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Shellum ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Shellum Historical Records

What Shellum family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Shellum. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shellum census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Shellum

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Shellum. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Shellum. For the veterans among your Shellum ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shellum Life Expectancy

What is the average Shellum lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Shellum life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Shellum in 1965 was 77, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shellum

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shellum ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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