Baum Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived by a tree that was particularly noticeable in some way, from Middle High German, Old High German boum ‘tree’, or else a nickname for a particularly tall person. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Baum ‘tree’, or a short form of any of the many ornamental surnames containing this word as the final element, for example Feigenbaum ‘fig tree’ (see Feige) and Mandelbaum ‘almond tree’ (see Mandel). English: probably a variant spelling of Balm, a metonymic occupational name for a seller of spices and perfumes, Middle English, Old French basme, balme, ba(u)me ‘balm’, ‘ointment’ (see Balmer).

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


Similar surnames: Bau, Blum, Saum, Ramm, Daum, Hamm, Lau, Damm, Banz, Bahr

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Baum Family Origin

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Baum Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    4%
  • Tailor

    2%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Baum family was Tailor. The most common Baum occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Baum's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Baum.

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Between 1944 and 2004, Baum life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Baum in 1944 was 32, and 77 in 2004.

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