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Hum Family History

Hum Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Humm 1. Swiss German: unexplained. Chinese : Taishan spelling of of Tan 1. Other Southeast Asian: unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Hom, Shum, Ham, Huy, Lum, Huml, Hem, Sum, Hug, Hulm

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Where is the Hum family from?

You can see how Hum families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hum family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hum families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 4 Hum families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 57% of all the recorded Hum's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Hum families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hum surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hum ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hum. 13% of Hum men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Hum women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hum were Clerk and Maid.

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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
    13%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Owner
    13%
  • Clerk
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    50%
  • Maid
    50%
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Census Records

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Hum. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hum 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 Hum. 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 Hum. For the veterans among your Hum ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hum lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Hum life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Hum in 1950 was 59, and 82 in 2004.

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