Margerum Family History

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Margerum Name Meaning

Altered spelling of English Marjoram, a Norfolk name, apparently from the name of the herb, Middle English majorane, mageram (via Old French from medieval Latin majorana, of obscure derivation). However, it is more probably a derivative of the female personal name Margery (see Margeson).

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

Similar surnames: Margeson, Marler, Marker, Margetts, Manger, Mauger, Matters, Maugeri

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Margerum Family Origin

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Margerum Family Occupations

What did your Margerum ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Margerum family was Keeps House. Farmer, Blacksmith and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Margerum. The most common Margerum occupation in the USA was Farmer. 16% of Margerum's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith

  • Carpenter

  • Keeps House


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

Margerum Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Margerum. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Margerum 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 259 immigration records available for the last name Margerum. 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 Margerum. For the veterans among your Margerum ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Margerum Life Expectancy

What is the average Margerum lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Margerum life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Margerum in 1945 was 46, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Margerum

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Margerum 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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