Schaum Family History

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Schaum Name Meaning

German: nickname either for a cook or an empty talker, from Middle High German, Middle Low German schum ‘froth’, ‘foam’.

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

Similar surnames: Schaul, Schaub, Schlup, Schwarm, Schur, Schatz, Schaal, Schlau, Scheu

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Schaum Family Origin

Where is the Schaum family from?

Schaum Family Occupations

What did your Schaum ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Schaum occupation in the USA was Farmer. 11% of Schaum's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schaum. A less common occupation for the Schaum family was Glass Blower.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Glass Blower


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

Schaum Historical Records

What Schaum family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Schaum. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schaum census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Schaum

Passenger List

There are 781 immigration records available for the last name Schaum. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Schaum. For the veterans among your Schaum ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schaum Life Expectancy

What is the average Schaum lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Schaum life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Schaum in 1948 was 43, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schaum

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schaum 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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