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Thumm Family History

Thumm Name Meaning

German: nickname for a foolish person, from Middle High German tump ‘ignorant’, ‘stupid’ (Old High German tumb ‘mute’).

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


Similar surnames: Thum, Dumm, Humm, Trumm, Brumm, Stumm, Thummel, Drumm, Hamm, Krumm

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Where is the Thumm family from?

You can see how Thumm families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Thumm family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Thumm families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Thumm family living in Ohio. This was about 50% of all the recorded Thumm's in the USA. Ohio and 1 other state had the highest population of Thumm families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Thumm surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Thumm ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Clerk and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Thumm. 24% of Thumm men worked as a Clerk and 25% of Thumm women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Thumm were Mechanic and Housework.

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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

  • Clerk
    24%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Mechanic
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    25%
  • Saleslady
    25%
  • Housekeeper
    17%
  • Housework
    17%
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What Thumm family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Thumm. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Thumm 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 783 immigration records available for the last name Thumm. 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 816 military records available for the last name Thumm. For the veterans among your Thumm ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Thumm lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Thumm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Thumm in 1947 was 70, and 62 in 2004.

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