Blum Family History

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Blum Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German bluom ‘flower’, hence an occupational name for a flower gardener or a florist. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Blume, Yiddish blum ‘flower’. Swedish: variant of Blom 1.

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

Similar surnames: Baum, Plum, Blom, Blume, Brum, Bley, Blumer, Blohm, Lum, Flum

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Blum Family Origin

Where is the Blum family from?

Blum Family Occupations

What did your Blum ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Blum occupation in the USA was Farmer. 17% of Blum's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Blum. A less common occupation for the Blum family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Blum Historical Records

What Blum family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 83,000 census records available for the last name Blum. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Blum 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 34,000 immigration records available for the last name Blum. 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 24,000 military records available for the last name Blum. For the veterans among your Blum ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Blum Life Expectancy

What is the average Blum lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Blum life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Blum in 1943 was 35, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Blum

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Blum 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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