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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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Where is the Blum family from?

You can see how Blum families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Blum family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Blum families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 11 Blum families living in North Carolina. This was about 42% of all the recorded Blum's in the USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Blum families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Blum surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Blum ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Blum. 12% of Blum men worked as a Salesman and 11% of Blum women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Blum were Clerk and Housewife.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Salesman
    12%
  • Farmer
    8%
  • Laborer
    8%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Saleslady
    7%
  • Housewife
    6%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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