Gorum Family History

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Gorum Name Meaning

Probably an altered spelling of English Gorham. It is found chiefly in AL and LA.

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

Similar surnames: Borum, Orum, Odum, Corum, Glerum, Grum, Goree, Krum, Goris, Borom

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Gorum Family Origin

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Gorum Family Occupations

What did your Gorum ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Gorum family was Blacksmith. The most common Gorum occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Gorum's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Labor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gorum.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Labor

  • Blacksmith


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

Gorum Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Gorum. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gorum 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 249 immigration records available for the last name Gorum. 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 440 military records available for the last name Gorum. For the veterans among your Gorum ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gorum Life Expectancy

What is the average Gorum lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Gorum life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Gorum in 1964 was 66, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gorum 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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