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Lumm Name Meaning

German: of uncertain origin; possibly a nickname for a weak or listless person from the Hessian dialect word lumm ‘soft’, ‘slack’, ‘limp’.

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


Similar surnames: Lum, Humm, Dumm, Lamm, Bump, Komm, Gumm, Lurz, Plump, Lunz

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Where is the Lumm family from?

You can see how Lumm families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lumm family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lumm families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Lumm families living in New Jersey. This was about 27% of all the recorded Lumm's in the USA. New Jersey and 1 other state had the highest population of Lumm families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lumm surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lumm ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lumm. 25% of Lumm men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Lumm women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lumm were Farm Laborer and Bookkeeper.

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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

  • Laborer
    25%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Mechanic
    9%
  • Farm Laborer
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    19%
  • Housework
    19%
  • Stenographer
    13%
  • Bookkeeper
    13%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Lumm. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lumm 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 397 immigration records available for the last name Lumm. 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 921 military records available for the last name Lumm. For the veterans among your Lumm ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lumm lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Lumm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Lumm in 1959 was 49, and 73 in 2004.

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