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Shum Name Meaning

English: unexplained. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Schum. Chinese : (Pinyin Cen) this surname was derived from an area so named during the Zhou dynasty (1122–221 bc).

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


Similar surnames: Hum, Sham, Sum, Shu, Schum, Su, Shim, Sui, Shur, Shuck

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Shum Family Origin

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Shum Family Occupations

What did your Shum ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Blacksmith and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shum. The most common Shum occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Shum's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Shum family was Tailor.

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Blacksmith

    8%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Tailor

    8%

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

Shum Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Shum. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shum 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Shum. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Shum. For the veterans among your Shum ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shum Life Expectancy

What is the average Shum lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Shum life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Shum in 1957 was 70, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shum

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shum 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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