Hume Family History

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Hume Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from the barony of Home in Berwickshire. Scottish, English (East Anglia), and Irish: variant of Holme, from Old Danish hulm.

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

Similar surnames: Home, Hulme, Hamel, Humm, Hue, Duke, Humes, Hope, Hyde, Hum

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Hume Family Origin

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Hume Family Occupations

What did your Hume ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Hume. 15% of Hume men worked as a General Labourer and 70% of Hume women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hume were Bricklayer and Domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Retired
  • Bricklayer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Private Means
  • Domestic Duties

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

Hume Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 125,000 census records available for the last name Hume. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hume 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 30,000 immigration records available for the last name Hume. 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 15,000 military records available for the last name Hume. For the veterans among your Hume ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hume Life Expectancy

What is the average Hume lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Hume life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Hume in 1943 was 61, and 78 in 2004.

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