Yum Name Meaning

Korean (Yom): there is only one Yom clan. It was originally known as the Yom family from Tanwon County (Kyonggi Province), but the name of this county was changed to P’aju County. The Yom family was very influential throughout the Koryo Kingdom until Yom Hung-bang, a powerful court official, was executed for treason by the Koryo King U (1374–87). The clan never recovered its former glory.

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

Similar surnames: Yu, Im, Yun, Lu, Du, Su, Lum, Hui, Um, Sum

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Yum Family Origin

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Yum Family Occupations

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In 1880, Laborer and Laundryman were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Yum. The most common Yum occupation in the USA was Laborer. 25% of Yum's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Yum family was Miner.

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Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Yum life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1983, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Yum in 1963 was 65, and 56 in 2003.

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