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Gumm Family History

Gumm Name Meaning

English: from a nickname or byname from Middle English gome, Old English guma ‘man’. German: probably a variant of Gumme, from a Frisian personal name or a short form of a Germanic personal name such as Gundemar (gund ‘battle’ + mar, meri ‘famous’).

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


Similar surnames: Gump, Mumm, Humm, Gamm, Game, Gust, Gum, Kumm, Emm, Dumm

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Where is the Gumm family from?

You can see how Gumm families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gumm family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gumm families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 5 Gumm families living in Kentucky. This was about 31% of all the recorded Gumm's in the USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Gumm families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gumm surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gumm ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gumm. 24% of Gumm men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Gumm women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gumm were Truck Driver and Housewife.

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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
    24%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    18%
  • Teacher
    15%
  • Housework
    15%
  • Housewife
    13%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Gumm. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gumm 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 933 immigration records available for the last name Gumm. 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 Gumm. For the veterans among your Gumm ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gumm lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Gumm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Gumm in 1953 was 55, and 75 in 2004.

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