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Drumm Family History

Drumm Name Meaning

Irish: variant spelling of Drum 1. German: from Middle Low German drum ‘lump of wood’ (Middle High German trum), used as a nickname for an uncouth man.

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


Similar surnames: Drum, Dumm, Trumm, Brumm, Krumm, Ramm, Stumm, Fromm, Krumme, Crumm

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Where is the Drumm family from?

You can see how Drumm families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Drumm family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Drumm families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 18 Drumm families living in Ohio. This was about 75% of all the recorded Drumm's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Drumm families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Drumm surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Drumm ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Drumm. 18% of Drumm men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Drumm women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Drumm were Truck Driver and Housekeeper.

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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

  • Laborer
    18%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Housewife
    12%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
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What Drumm family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Drumm. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Drumm 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Drumm. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Drumm. For the veterans among your Drumm ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Drumm lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Drumm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Drumm in 1944 was 49, and 78 in 2004.

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