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

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Blum Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    17%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    4%
  • Carpenter

    2%

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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Blum Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1943 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Blum

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