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

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Shum Family Origin

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Shum Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Blacksmith

    8%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Tailor

    8%

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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Shum Historical Records

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Shum Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1957 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shum

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