Thum Family History
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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