Thum Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English thum ‘thumb’, for someone with a missing or deformed thumb, or for someone of very small size. Compare the folk tale of ‘Tom Thumb’. German: from a short form (of Slavic origin) of the personal name Thomas. German: habitational name from places called Thum in Rhineland and Saxony, or Thumen in Bavaria, or a topographic name from Middle High German tuom ‘episcopal church’ (Dom).

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

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Thum Family Origin

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Thum Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Beer Saloon

    4%
  • Bookkeeper

    4%

In 1880, the most common Thum occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Thum's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Thum family was Bookkeeper. Farmer, Laborer and Beer Saloon were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Thum.

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Thum Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1952 and 2004, Thum life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Thum in 1952 was 36, and 62 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Thum

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