Chum Family History

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Chum Name Meaning

Cambodian: unexplained. Peruvian: unexplained. The etymology is not Spanish; it is probably Quechuan. English: unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Chua, Hum, Chim, Shum, Um, Baum, Schum, Exum, Grum, Che

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Chum Family Origin

Where is the Chum family from?

Chum Family Occupations

What did your Chum ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Chum family was Housekeeper. Farmer, Laborer and Gambler were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Chum. The most common Chum occupation in the USA was Farmer. 56% of Chum's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Gambler

  • Housekeeper


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

Chum Historical Records

What Chum family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Chum. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chum 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Chum. 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 675 military records available for the last name Chum. For the veterans among your Chum ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Chum Life Expectancy

What is the average Chum lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Chum life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Chum in 1962 was 62, and 45 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Chum

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Chum 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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