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


Similar surnames: Thun, Thuma, Baum, Thul, Thumm, Thums, Tham, Tyus, Ihm, Orum

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Thum Family Origin

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Thum Family Occupations

What did your Thum ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Beer Saloon

    4%
  • Bookkeeper

    4%

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

Thum Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Thum Life Expectancy

What is the average Thum lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Thum

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Thum 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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