Thum Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English thum ‘thumb’, for someone with a missing or deformed thumb, or for someone of very small size. Compare the folk tale of ‘Tom Thumb’. German: from a short form (of Slavic origin) of the personal name Thomas. German: habitational name from places called Thum in Rhineland and Saxony, or Thumen in Bavaria, or a topographic name from Middle High German tuom ‘episcopal church’ (Dom).

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


Similar surnames: Thun, Thuma, Baum, Thul, Thumm, Thums, Tham, Tyus, Ihm, Orum

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Thum Family Origin

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Thum Family Occupations

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  • Hawker

    50%
  • Upholsterer

    50%

In 1881, the most common Thum occupation in the UK was Hawker. 50% of Thum's were Hawkers. Hawker and Upholsterer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Thum.

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Thum Life Expectancy

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Between 1952 and 2004, Thum life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Thum in 1952 was 36, and 62 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Thum

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