Goodrum Family History

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Goodrum Name Meaning

English (mainly Norfolk): from an Old Norse personal name which Reaney identifies as Guðormr, a compound of guð ‘god’ + ormr ‘snake’, ‘serpent’, but which could be Guðþormr, a compound of guð ‘god’ + þormr ‘to respect or honor’, ‘to spare’.

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

Similar surnames: Goodhue, Goodman, Goody, Good, Woodrum, Goodrich, Woodrow, Goodson

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Goodrum Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Goodrum name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


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Goodrum Family Origin

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Goodrum Family Occupations

What did your Goodrum ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Goodrum occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 20% of Goodrum's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Ag Labourer and Bricklayer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Goodrum. A less common occupation for the Goodrum family was Farm Labourer.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Ag Labourer

  • Bricklayer

  • Farm Labourer


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

Goodrum Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Goodrum. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Goodrum 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 726 immigration records available for the last name Goodrum. 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 Goodrum. For the veterans among your Goodrum ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Goodrum Life Expectancy

What is the average Goodrum lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Goodrum life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Goodrum in 1950 was 57, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Goodrum

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Goodrum 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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