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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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Allum Family Origin

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Allum Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Allum family was Blacksmith. The most common Allum occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Allum's were Farmers. Farmer, Barber and Barker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Allum.

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  • Farmer

    46%
  • Barber

    4%
  • Barker

    4%
  • Blacksmith

    4%

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Allum Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Passenger List

There are 642 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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Draft Card

There are 1,000 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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Allum Life Expectancy

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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