Beckum Family History

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Beckum Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Norwegian Bekkum, from the dative plural case of bekk ‘stream’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived ‘by the streams’. Possibly a variant spelling of English Beckham.

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

Similar surnames: Beckom, Beck, Backus, Becken, Baum, Berkey, Bergum, Beu, Beckham

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Beckum Family Origin

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Beckum Family Occupations

What did your Beckum ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Beckum occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Beckum's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Beckum. A less common occupation for the Beckum family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Farm Laborer

  • Keeping House


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Beckum ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Beckum Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Beckum. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Beckum 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 Beckum. 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 Beckum. For the veterans among your Beckum ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Beckum Life Expectancy

What is the average Beckum lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Beckum life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Beckum in 1947 was 49, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Beckum ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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