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Allum Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places: Alham in Somerset, which is named for the Alham river on which it stands (a Celtic river name of uncertain meaning), or Alnham in Northumberland, named for the Aln river on which it stands (also of Celtic origin but uncertain meaning), or a regional name from Hallamshire, the district around Sheffield in South Yorkshire, which is named with Old Norse hallr or Old English hall in a dative plural form, hallum ‘(place at) the rocks’. Scottish: shortened form of McCallum, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Coluim ‘son of Colum’. Norwegian: habitational name from any of various farmsteads in southeastern Norway, probably named from Old Norse Aldheimar, a compound of ald ‘high’ + heimar ‘farm’.

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


Similar surnames: Hallum, Hallam, Cullum, Alm, Dullum, Mahlum, Lum, Altom, Solum, Allen

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Where is the Allum family from?

You can see how Allum families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Allum family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Allum families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 15 Allum families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 83% of all the recorded Allum's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Allum families in 1840.
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What did your Allum ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Allum. 22% of Allum men worked as a Farmer and 32% of Allum women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Allum were Proprietor and Sales Lady.

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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
    22%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Salesman
    16%
  • Proprietor
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    32%
  • Waitress
    19%
  • Teacher
    13%
  • Sales Lady
    13%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Allum. 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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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Allum. For the veterans among your Allum ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Allum lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Allum life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Allum in 1957 was 50, and 79 in 2004.

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