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Humm Family History

Humm Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): nickname from Old French homme ‘man’ (Latin homo), representing an Anglo-Norman translation of German Mann. North German (Frisian): from a short form of Humbert or Humbold (a compound name with the same first element + bald ‘bold’, ‘brave’).

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

Similar surnames: Gumm, Mumm, Hamm, Huff, Homme, Kumm, Dumm, Thumm, Harm, Ramm

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Where is the Humm family from?

You can see how Humm families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Humm family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Humm families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Humm family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Humm's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Humm families in 1840.
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What did your Humm ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Humm. 27% of Humm men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Humm women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Humm were Ccc and Stenographer.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Ccc

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
  • Waitress
  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Humm. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Humm 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 928 immigration records available for the last name Humm. 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 Humm. For the veterans among your Humm ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Humm lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Humm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Humm in 1958 was 49, and 81 in 2004.

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