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Barnum Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places called Barnham, for example in Norfolk, Suffolk, and West Sussex. They are probably all named with the Old English byname Beorn(a) (see Barnes 2) or Old English beorn ‘warrior’ + ham ‘homestead’.

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


Similar surnames: Barham, Barnes, Borum, Harcum, Barney, Varnum, Baum, Narum, Marum

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Barnum Family Origin

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Barnum Family Occupations

What did your Barnum ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Barnum. The most common Barnum occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Barnum's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Barnum family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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Barnum Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Barnum ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Barnum Life Expectancy

What is the average Barnum lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, Barnum life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Barnum in 1945 was 43, and 77 in 2004.

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