Slocum Family History

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Slocum Name Meaning

English (West Country): habitational name from a place named with the Old English elements slah ‘sloe’ + cumb ‘valley’, in particular Slocum on the Isle of Wight and in Devon.

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

Similar surnames: Slack, Slocumb, Solum, Slacum, Sorum, Slough, Glerum, Orum, Stock

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Slocum Family Origin

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Slocum Family Occupations

What did your Slocum ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Slocum occupation in the UK was Mariner. 33% of Slocum's were Mariners. A less common occupation for the Slocum family was Retired Draper. Mariner and Pianoforte Maker were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Slocum.

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  • Mariner

  • Pianoforte Maker

  • Retired Draper


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

Slocum Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 58,000 census records available for the last name Slocum. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Slocum 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Slocum. 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 Slocum. For the veterans among your Slocum ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Slocum Life Expectancy

What is the average Slocum lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Slocum life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Slocum in 1943 was 23, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Slocum

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Slocum 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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