Fossum Family History

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Fossum Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from a farmstead so named, especially in eastern Norway. The farm name, Forsheimr in Old Norse, is composed of the elements fors ‘waterfall’ + heimr ‘homestead’.

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


Similar surnames: Foss, Fosse, Fossen, Rossum, Wassum, Roisum, Folsom, Bossom, Ottum

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Fossum Family Origin

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Fossum Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    75%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Ship Captain

    8%
  • Works On Farm

    8%

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Ship Captain were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fossum. The most common Fossum occupation in the USA was Farmer. 75% of Fossum's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Fossum family was Works On Farm.

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Fossum Historical Records

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Fossum Life Expectancy

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