Corkum Family History

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Corkum Name Meaning

Said by family historians to be of German origin (a variant of Gorkum), but unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Forkum, Orum, Copus, Schrum, Cordle, Coup, Markus, Grum, Cordts

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Corkum Family Origin

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Corkum Family Occupations

What did your Corkum ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Corkum family was Keeping House. Carpenter, Farm Laborer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Corkum. The most common Corkum occupation in the USA was Carpenter. 25% of Corkum's were Carpenters.

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  • Carpenter

  • Farm Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House


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

Corkum Historical Records

What Corkum family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Corkum. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Corkum 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Corkum. 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 933 military records available for the last name Corkum. For the veterans among your Corkum ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Corkum Life Expectancy

What is the average Corkum lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Corkum life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Corkum in 1955 was 52, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Corkum

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Corkum 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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