Shrum Family History

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Shrum Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Schrum.

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

Similar surnames: Shaum, Schrum, Sharum, Crum, Shue, Shoun, Hum, Burum, Krum, Shum

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Shrum Family Origin

Where is the Shrum family from?

Shrum Family Occupations

What did your Shrum ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Shrum occupation in the USA was Farmer. 60% of Shrum's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shrum. A less common occupation for the Shrum family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming

  • Laborer


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

Shrum Historical Records

What Shrum family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Shrum. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shrum 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 508 immigration records available for the last name Shrum. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Shrum. For the veterans among your Shrum ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shrum Life Expectancy

What is the average Shrum lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Shrum life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Shrum in 1946 was 50, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shrum

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shrum 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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