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Brum Family History

Brum Name Meaning

German: variant of Brumm . Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): nickname from Yiddish brum ‘hum roar’. Portuguese: of Flemish or Dutch origin from De Bruyn or a similar name brought to Portugal in the 15th-century and now found mainly in Madeira. English (Middlesex): variant of Broome .

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


Similar surnames: Blum, Baum, Krum, Bram, Frum, Brim, Brus, Braum, Orum, Brun

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Where is the Brum family from?

You can see how Brum families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Brum family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Brum families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 19 Brum families living in New Brunswick. This was about 33% of all the recorded Brum's in Canada. New Brunswick had the highest population of Brum families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Brum surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Brum ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Brum. 24% of Brum men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Brum women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Brum were Farm Laborer and Housework. .

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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
    24%
  • Farmer
    22%
  • Baker
    5%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    15%
  • Teacher
    11%
  • Maid
    9%
  • Housework
    9%
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Brum. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brum census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Brum. 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 Brum. For the veterans among your Brum ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Brum lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Brum life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1986, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Brum in 1962 was 55, and 73 in 2004.

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