Birnbaum Family History

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Birnbaum Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived by a pear tree, from Middle High German bir ‘pear’ + boum ‘tree’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Birnbaum ‘pear tree’, applied mainly as an ornamental name, possibly occasionally as a topographic name.

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


Similar surnames: Bierbaum, Baum, Birenbaum, Kienbaum, Birnbach, Bernbaum, Braun

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Birnbaum Family Origin

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Birnbaum Family Occupations

What did your Birnbaum ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Fur Skin Merchant and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Birnbaum. 7% of Birnbaum men worked as a Fur Skin Merchant and 39% of Birnbaum women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Birnbaum were Bankclerk and Dress Machinist

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Fur Skin Merchant
    7%
  • Journeyman Tailor
    7%
  • Ladies Tailor
    7%
  • Bankclerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    39%
  • Domestic Servant
    11%
  • Paid Domestic Duties
    8%
  • Dress Machinist
    6%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Birnbaum Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Birnbaum. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Birnbaum 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Birnbaum. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Birnbaum. For the veterans among your Birnbaum ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Birnbaum Life Expectancy

What is the average Birnbaum lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Birnbaum life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Birnbaum in 1946 was 68, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Birnbaum

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