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Stumm Name Meaning

German: descriptive nickname for a mute person, from Middle High German, Middle Low German stum ‘mute’.

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


Similar surnames: Stum, Stamm, Stump, Sturm, Drumm, Thumm, Dumm, Stemm, Storm, Brumm

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Where is the Stumm family from?

You can see how Stumm families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Stumm family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Stumm families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Stumm families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Stumm's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Stumm families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Stumm surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Stumm ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Stumm. 34% of Stumm men worked as a Laborer and 36% of Stumm women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Stumm were Salesman and Practical Nurse.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    34%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Clerk
    13%
  • Salesman
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    36%
  • Housewife
    22%
  • Bookkeeper
    15%
  • Practical Nurse
    15%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Stumm. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stumm census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 927 immigration records available for the last name Stumm. 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 Cards

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

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What is the average Stumm lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Stumm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Stumm in 1961 was 54, and 70 in 2004.

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