Shaum Family History

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Shaum Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Schaum.

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

Similar surnames: Shaub, Shrum, Shaut, Sharum, Shane, Shad, Shaull, Shack, Shue, Shum

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Shaum Family Origin

Where is the Shaum family from?

Shaum Family Occupations

What did your Shaum ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Shaum family was Blacksmith. The most common Shaum occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Shaum's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shaum.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Blacksmith


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

Shaum Historical Records

What Shaum family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Shaum. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shaum census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 82 immigration records available for the last name Shaum. 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 365 military records available for the last name Shaum. For the veterans among your Shaum ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shaum Life Expectancy

What is the average Shaum lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Shaum life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2002, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Shaum in 1962 was 78, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shaum

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shaum 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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