Exum Family History

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Exum Name Meaning

English: probably a variant of Axsom. This name is concentrated in NC.

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

Similar surnames: Baum, Orum, Plum, Lum, Elm, Hum, Chum, Eggum, Brum, Emm

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Exum Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Exum name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Exum. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


  • Germanic Europe


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Exum Family Origin

Where is the Exum family from?

Exum Family Occupations

What did your Exum ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Exum occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Exum's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Exum. A less common occupation for the Exum family was Works On Farm.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Laborer

  • Works On Farm


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

Exum Historical Records

What Exum family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Exum. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Exum 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 302 immigration records available for the last name Exum. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Exum. For the veterans among your Exum ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Exum Life Expectancy

What is the average Exum lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Exum life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Exum in 1955 was 54, and 71 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Exum 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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