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Orum Name Meaning

Danish: habitational name from any of several places called Órum, named as a compound of ór ‘gravel beach’ + hem ‘dwelling’. This name is also found in Norway, of Danish origin. English: variant of Orme 1.

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


Similar surnames: Borum, Orem, Brum, Sorum, Norum, Grum, Drum, Borom, Narum, Corum

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Where is the Orum family from?

You can see how Orum families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Orum family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Orum families were found in and the USA in 1880and the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Orum families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 40% of all the recorded Orum's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Orum families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Orum surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Orum ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Orum. 33% of Orum men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Orum women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Orum were Carpenter and Waitress.

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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
    33%
  • Farmer
    21%
  • Truck Driver
    9%
  • Carpenter
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Cook
    17%
  • Housekeeper
    17%
  • Servant
    12%
  • Waitress
    12%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Orum. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Orum 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 657 immigration records available for the last name Orum. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Orum. For the veterans among your Orum ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Orum lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Orum life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Orum in 1957 was 47, and 80 in 2004.

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