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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

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Barnum Family Origin

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Barnum Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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.

Source: Census data for Barnum | Data not to scale

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Barnum Life Expectancy

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