Lum Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Lancashire and West Yorkshire called Lumb, both apparently originally named with Old English lum(m) ‘pool’. The word is not independently attested, but appears also in Lomax and Lumley, and may be reflected in the dialect term lum denoting a well for collecting water in a mine. In some instances the name may be topographical for someone who lived by a pool, Middle English lum(m). English: variant of Lamb. Chinese : variant of Lin 1. Chinese : possibly a variant of Lan.

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


Similar surnames: Lam, Plum, Lim, Lu, Lua, Luc, Luk, Baum, Luy, Lux

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Lum Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Lum name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Lum. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • China

    29%

  • England & Wales

    25%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    11%

  • Germanic Europe

    6%

  • Japan

    5%

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Lum Family Origin

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Lum Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Lum family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lum. The most common Lum occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Lum's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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Lum Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Lum. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lumcensus records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Lum. For the veterans among your Lum ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lum Life Expectancy

What is the average Lum lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Lum life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Lum in 1941 was 63, and 75 in 2004.

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