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Rossum Name Meaning

German and Dutch: habitational name from a place so named in the Dutch-German border area west of Nordhorn.

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


Similar surnames: Fossum, Roisum, Rossen, Rossin, Rossow, Ross, Pross, Roskam, Bossom

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Where is the Rossum family from?

You can see how Rossum families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rossum family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Rossum families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 5 Rossum families living in Minnesota. This was about 42% of all the recorded Rossum's in the USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Rossum families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rossum surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rossum ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rossum. 33% of Rossum men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Rossum women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rossum were Mechanic and Manager.

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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

  • Farmer
    33%
  • Laborer
    25%
  • Farm Laborer
    13%
  • Mechanic
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Secretary
    34%
  • Teacher
    34%
  • Manager
    34%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Rossum. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rossum 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Rossum. 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 560 military records available for the last name Rossum. For the veterans among your Rossum ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rossum lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Rossum life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Rossum in 1945 was 58, and 80 in 2004.

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