Lerum Family History

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Lerum Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads named Lærum or Lerum, from Old Norse Leirheimr, a compound of leira ‘clay’ + heimr ‘farmstead’, ‘dwelling’.

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

Similar surnames: Lerud, Glerum, Veum, Narum, Norum, Marum, Sorum, Borum, Orum, Bergum

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Lerum Family Origin

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Lerum Family Occupations

What did your Lerum ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer and Keeping Saloon were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Lerum. The most common Lerum occupation in the USA was Farmer. 67% of Lerum's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping Saloon


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Lerum ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Lerum Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Lerum. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lerum 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Lerum. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Lerum. For the veterans among your Lerum ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lerum Life Expectancy

What is the average Lerum lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Lerum life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Lerum in 1964 was 79, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lerum

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lerum ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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