Bum Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Baum, Bu, Lum, Yum, Bur, Brum, Blum, Bumb, Sum, Bua

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Bum Family Origin

Where is the Bum family from?

Bum Family Occupations

What did your Bum ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Bum occupation in the UK was Confectioner. 50% of Bum's were Confectioners. Confectioner and Labourer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Bum.

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  • Confectioner

  • Labourer


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

Bum Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Bum. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bum 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 316 immigration records available for the last name Bum. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Bum. For the veterans among your Bum ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bum Life Expectancy

What is the average Bum lifespan?

Average Bum life expectancy in 1986 was 88 years. This was higher than the general public life expectancy which was 73.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bum

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bum 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.

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