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Collums Name Meaning

Shortened form of northern Irish McCollum with the addition of English patronymic -s. This surname is found mainly in MS.

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


Similar surnames: Collum, Cullum, Collins, Hallums, Collom, Mccollum, Callis, Pollins

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Where is the Collums family from?

You can see how Collums families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Collums family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Collums families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Collums family living in Mississippi. This was about 50% of all the recorded Collums's in USA. Mississippi and 1 other state had the highest population of Collums families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Collums surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Collums ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Collums. 61% of Collums men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Collums women worked as a Laborer. .

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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

  • Farmer
    61%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Farming
    7%
  • Merchant
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    100%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Collums. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Collums 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 64 immigration records available for the last name Collums. 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 396 military records available for the last name Collums. For the veterans among your Collums ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Collums lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Collums life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Collums in 1950 was 39, and 59 in 2004.

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