Lumsden Family History

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Lumsden Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a place in the parish of Coldingham, Berwickshire. The first element of the place name is of uncertain origin, apparently the genitive case of a personal name; the second is probably Old English denu ‘valley’.

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


Similar surnames: Ramsden, Amsden, Burden, Rumsey, Munden, Longden, Linden, Lommen

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Lumsden Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Lumsden name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    51%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    27%

  • Germanic Europe

    5%

  • Norway

    2%

  • France

    2%

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Lumsden Family Origin

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Lumsden Family Occupations

What did your Lumsden ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lumsden. The most common Lumsden occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Lumsden's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Lumsden family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Carpenter

    6%

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Lumsden Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 50,000 census records available for the last name Lumsden. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lumsden 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Lumsden. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Lumsden. For the veterans among your Lumsden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lumsden Life Expectancy

What is the average Lumsden lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Lumsden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Lumsden in 1954 was 50, and 74 in 2004.

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