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Grum Family History

Grum Name Meaning

Probably respelling of German Grumm, a habitational name from Grumme, near Bocholt, apparently so named from Low German grum ‘dirt’, ‘mud’, or a topographic name for someone from a muddy place. Alternatively, it may be a respelling of German Krumm. Slovenian: unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Drum, Krum, Gram, Baum, Orum, Grupe, Trim, Gamm, Graue, Rim

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Where is the Grum family from?

You can see how Grum families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Grum family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Grum families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 4 Grum families living in New York. This was about 27% of all the recorded Grum's in the USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Grum families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Grum surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Grum ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Grum. 29% of Grum men worked as a Farmer and 32% of Grum women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Grum were Painter and Clerk.

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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

  • Farmer
    29%
  • Laborer
    23%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Painter
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    32%
  • Housewife
    25%
  • Seamstress
    19%
  • Clerk
    13%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Grum. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grum 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 626 immigration records available for the last name Grum. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Grum. For the veterans among your Grum ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Grum lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Grum life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Grum in 1963 was 81, and 85 in 2004.

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