Flaum Family History

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Flaum Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a feather dealer, from Middle Low German vlum ‘down’, ‘feather’. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Pflaume ‘plum’.

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

Similar surnames: Pflaum, Flamm, Flam, Baum, Blau, Flum, Flach, Lau, Flax, Flak

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Flaum Family Origin

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Flaum Family Occupations

What did your Flaum ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Dry Goods Merchant and Tailor were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Flaum. The most common Flaum occupation in the USA was Dry Goods Merchant. 50% of Flaum's were Dry Goods Merchants.

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  • Dry Goods Merchant

  • Tailor


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

Flaum Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Flaum. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Flaum 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 Flaum. 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 358 military records available for the last name Flaum. For the veterans among your Flaum ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Flaum Life Expectancy

What is the average Flaum lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Flaum life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1983, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Flaum in 1959 was 65, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Flaum 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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