Orum Family History

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Orum Name Meaning

Danish: habitational name from any of several places called Órum, named as a compound of ór ‘gravel beach’ + hem ‘dwelling’. This name is also found in Norway, of Danish origin. English: variant of Orme 1.

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

Similar surnames: Borum, Orem, Brum, Sorum, Norum, Grum, Drum, Borom, Narum, Corum

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Orum Family Origin

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Orum Family Occupations

What did your Orum ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Orum family was Fitter Factory. Carver & Guilder, Dressmaker and Engine Driver At Brickfield & Beer Seller were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Orum. The most common Orum occupation in the UK was Carver & Guilder. 6% of Orum's were Carver & Guilders.

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  • Carver & Guilder

  • Dressmaker

  • Engine Driver At Brickfield & Beer Seller

  • Fitter Factory


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

Orum Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Orum. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Orum 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 657 immigration records available for the last name Orum. 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 Orum. For the veterans among your Orum ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Orum Life Expectancy

What is the average Orum lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Orum life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Orum in 1957 was 47, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Orum

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Orum 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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