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Saum Family History

Saum Name Meaning

South German: topographic for someone who lived close to a boundary, Middle High German soum. However, the word could also mean ‘pack animal’s load’, and so may be a metonymic occupational name for a packer or carrier.

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

Similar surnames: Baum, Saam, Sahm, Salm, Ramm, Saul, Daum, Lau, Grum, Hau

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Where is the Saum family from?

You can see how Saum families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Saum family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Saum families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 14 Saum families living in Ohio. This was about 50% of all the recorded Saum's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Saum families in 1840.
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What did your Saum ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Saum. 16% of Saum men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Saum women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Saum were Proprietor and Housewife.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Saum. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Saum 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 708 immigration records available for the last name Saum. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Saum. For the veterans among your Saum ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Saum lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Saum life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Saum in 1947 was 62, and 75 in 2004.

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