Ranum Family History

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Ranum Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads named in Old Norse as either Ranheimr or Randheimr, the second element in each case being heimr ‘home’, ‘farmstead’, the first elements being respectively rani ‘muzzle’, ‘nose’ (with reference to a natural formation, such as a mountain or rocky outcrop so shaped), and rand ‘edge’, ‘brink’. Danish: habitational name from a place name with the same derivation as Randheimr (see 1).

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

Similar surnames: Tranum, Granum, Narum, Marum, Ram, Ramm, Rana, Raum, Rank, Ranz

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Ranum Family Origin

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Ranum Family Occupations

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In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ranum. 17% of Ranum men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Ranum women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ranum were Farm Laborer and Assist Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Telegraph Operator
  • Addressograh Operator
  • Assist Teacher

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

Ranum Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Ranum. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ranum 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 202 immigration records available for the last name Ranum. 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 320 military records available for the last name Ranum. For the veterans among your Ranum ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ranum Life Expectancy

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Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Ranum life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Ranum in 1963 was 67, and 91 in 2004.

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