Varnum Family History

14-Day Free Trial

GET STARTED

Varnum Name Meaning

Southwestern English: variant of the habitational name Farnham, reflecting the voicing of f that was characteristic of southwestern dialects of Middle English.

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


Similar surnames: Barnum, Farnum, Harcum, Baum, Varni, Varney, Farnam, Parham, Marum

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Varnum Family Origin

Where is the Varnum family from?

Varnum Family Occupations

What did your Varnum ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Varnum family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Varnum. The most common Varnum occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Varnum's were Farmers.

View Census data for Varnum | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

    40%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Keeping House

    4%
  • Farming

    3%

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

Varnum Historical Records

What Varnum family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Varnum. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Varnum census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Varnum

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Varnum. 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.

View all Varnum immigration records

Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Varnum. For the veterans among your Varnum ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Varnum military records

You've only scratched the surface of Varnum family history.

Varnum Life Expectancy

What is the average Varnum lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Varnum life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Varnum in 1959 was 59, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Varnum

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Varnum 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.

Famous Varnum Family

Is anyone famous hiding in your tree?

Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Look up another name