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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Hum Family Origin

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Hum Family Occupations

What did your Hum ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Hum occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Hum's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Works On Farm were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hum. A less common occupation for the Hum family was Car Driver.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Works On Farm

  • Car Driver


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Hum Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Hum Life Expectancy

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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