Belgum Family History

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Belgum Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from a farm name derived from Old Norse belgr ‘animal skin’.

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

Similar surnames: Eggum, Bergum, Bergan, Belger, Beckum, Belle, Begue, Belyeu, Baum

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Belgum Family Origin

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Belgum Family Occupations

What did your Belgum ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Belgum occupation in the USA was Farmer. 83% of Belgum's were Farmers. Farmer and Blacksmith were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Belgum.

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  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith


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

Belgum Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Belgum. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Belgum 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 92 immigration records available for the last name Belgum. 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 217 military records available for the last name Belgum. For the veterans among your Belgum ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Belgum Life Expectancy

What is the average Belgum lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Belgum life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Belgum in 1963 was 75, and 22 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Belgum 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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