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Drum Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Droma ‘descendant of Droma’, a personal name, which may be from druim ‘back’, ‘ridge’ and have been given originally to someone with a deformed back. Scottish: habitational name from a place and castle in Aberdeenshire named from Gaelic druim ‘ridge’. German: nickname from Middle Low German drum, Middle High German trum ‘woodblock’, ‘uncouth person’.

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


Similar surnames: Drumm, Grum, Daum, Crum, Baum, Trim, Krum, Damm, Orum, Saum

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Drum Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Drum name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Drum. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    50%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    21%

  • Germanic Europe

    10%

  • Norway

    3%

  • France

    3%

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Drum Family Origin

Where is the Drum family from?

Drum Family Occupations

What did your Drum ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Drum occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Drum's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Drum. A less common occupation for the Drum family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

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

Drum Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 34,000 census records available for the last name Drum. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Drum 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Drum. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Drum. For the veterans among your Drum ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Drum Life Expectancy

What is the average Drum lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Drum life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Drum in 1951 was 55, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Drum 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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