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Gum Family History

Gum Name Meaning

from a byname from Old Saxon gumo ‘man’. variant spelling of Gumm.

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

Similar surnames: Gumm, Hum, Lum, Baum, Rud, Lumb, Gut, Sum, Guy, Gumz

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Where is the Gum family from?

You can see how Gum families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gum family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gum families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 21 Gum families living in Virginia. This was about 40% of all the recorded Gum's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Gum families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gum surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gum ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gum. 31% of Gum men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Gum women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gum were Carpenter and Bookkeeper.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Bookkeeper
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What Gum family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Gum. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gum 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 Gum. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Gum. For the veterans among your Gum ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gum lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Gum life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Gum in 1945 was 53, and 69 in 2004.

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