Ranum Family History

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Ranum Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads named in Old Norse as either Ranheimr or Randheimr, the second element in each case being heimr ‘home’, ‘farmstead’, the first elements being respectively rani ‘muzzle’, ‘nose’ (with reference to a natural formation, such as a mountain or rocky outcrop so shaped), and rand ‘edge’, ‘brink’. Danish: habitational name from a place name with the same derivation as Randheimr (see 1).

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


Similar surnames: Tranum, Granum, Narum, Marum, Ram, Ramm, Rana, Raum, Rank, Ranz

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Ranum Family Origin

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Ranum Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    57%
  • Clerks In Store

    14%
  • Keep House

    14%
  • Plasterer

    14%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Ranum family was Plasterer. The most common Ranum occupation in the USA was Farmer. 57% of Ranum's were Farmers. Farmer, Clerks In Store and Keep House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ranum.

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Ranum Historical Records

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Ranum Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1963 and 2004, Ranum life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Ranum in 1963 was 67, and 91 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ranum

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