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

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Allum Family Origin

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Allum Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    46%
  • Barber

    4%
  • Barker

    4%
  • Blacksmith

    4%

In 1880, 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. A less common occupation for the Allum family was Blacksmith.

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Between 1957 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Allum

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