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Hallum Family History

Hallum Name Meaning

English and Scottish: variant spelling of Hallam. Norwegian: habitational name from any of three farmsteads so named in southeastern Norway, from either the dative plural of Old Norse holl ‘slope’ or Old Norse Hallheimr, a compound of hallr ‘slope’ + heimr ‘farmstead’.

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


Similar surnames: Allum, Hallam, Hellem, Mahlum, Harcum, Holum, Hall, Dullum, Hallums

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Where is the Hallum family from?

You can see how Hallum families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hallum family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hallum families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 9 Hallum families living in Tennessee. This was about 60% of all the recorded Hallum's in the USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Hallum families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hallum surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hallum ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hallum. 28% of Hallum men worked as a Farmer and 33% of Hallum women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hallum were Farming and Seamstress.

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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
    28%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Farm Laborer
    9%
  • Farming
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    33%
  • Maid
    14%
  • Housewife
    14%
  • Seamstress
    11%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Hallum. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hallum 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Hallum. 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 Hallum. For the veterans among your Hallum ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hallum lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Hallum life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Hallum in 1949 was 47, and 76 in 2004.

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