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Ancrum Family History

Ancrum Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a place in Roxburghshire (Borders) called Ancrum earlier Alncromb ‘bend in the river Ale’ from a word related to Welsh crwm ‘bent curved’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Ankrum, Norum, Narum, Dockum, Grum, Landrum, Mccrum, Cruz, Antrim

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Where is the Ancrum family from?

You can see how Ancrum families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ancrum family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ancrum families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 7 Ancrum families living in Quebec. This was 100% of all the recorded Ancrum's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Ancrum families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ancrum surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ancrum ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ancrum. 58% of Ancrum men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Ancrum women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ancrum were Truck Driver and Maid. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    58%
  • Cook
    6%
  • Farmer
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Cook
    19%
  • Servant
    15%
  • Laundress
    15%
  • Maid
    12%
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Passenger Lists

There are 299 immigration records available for the last name Ancrum. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Ancrum. For the veterans among your Ancrum ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ancrum lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Ancrum life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Ancrum in 1950 was 35, and 71 in 2004.

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