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Traum Family History

Traum Name Meaning

German: nickname for a dreamer, from Middle High German troum ‘dream’.from Bavarian Traum (standard German Tramm) ‘rafter’, ‘beam’, a nickname for a crude man. Compare Trammell. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Traum ‘dream’.

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

Similar surnames: Traub, Traut, Baum, Braun, Trapp, Kram, Ramm, Treu, Kraut, Kraus

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Where is the Traum family from?

You can see how Traum families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Traum family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Traum families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 17 Traum families living in Illinois. This was about 59% of all the recorded Traum's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Traum families in 1880.
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What did your Traum ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Traum. 31% of Traum men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Traum women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Traum were Clerk and Housewife.

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Saleslady
  • Secretary
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Traum. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Traum 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 500 immigration records available for the last name Traum. 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 233 military records available for the last name Traum. For the veterans among your Traum ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Traum lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Traum life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Traum in 1952 was 38, and 88 in 2004.

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