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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Gum Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Gum name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Gum. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Gum Family Origin

Where is the Gum family from?

Gum Family Occupations

What did your Gum ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gum. A less common occupation for the Gum family was Laborer. The most common Gum occupation in the USA was Farmer. 53% of Gum's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming

  • Laborer


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

Gum Historical Records

What Gum family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Gum Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gum 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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