Varnum Family History

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Varnum Name Meaning

Southwestern English: variant of the habitational name Farnham, reflecting the voicing of f that was characteristic of southwestern dialects of Middle English.

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

Similar surnames: Barnum, Farnum, Harcum, Baum, Varni, Varney, Farnam, Parham, Marum

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Varnum Family Origin

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Varnum Family Occupations

What did your Varnum ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Varnum occupation in the UK was Brewery Laborer. 25% of Varnum's were Brewery Laborers. Brewery Laborer, Florist and Gardener were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Varnum. A less common occupation for the Varnum family was Packer On Railway.

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  • Brewery Laborer

  • Florist

  • Gardener

  • Packer On Railway


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

Varnum Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Varnum. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Varnum 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 543 immigration records available for the last name Varnum. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Varnum. For the veterans among your Varnum ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Varnum Life Expectancy

What is the average Varnum lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Varnum life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Varnum in 1959 was 59, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Varnum

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Varnum 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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