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Daum Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a short person, from from Middle High German doum ‘tap’, ‘plug’, or dume, German Daumen ‘thumb’.

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


Similar surnames: Baum, Daub, Drum, Damm, Daus, Dau, Maus, Lau, Daul, Saum

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Where is the Daum family from?

You can see how Daum families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Daum family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Daum families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 16 Daum families living in Manitoba. This was about 43% of all the recorded Daum's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Daum families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Daum surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Daum ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Daum. 80% of Daum men worked as a Farmer.

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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.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    80%
  • Labourer
    20%
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Census Records

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Daum. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Daum 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Daum. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Daum. For the veterans among your Daum ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Daum lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Daum life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Daum in 1944 was 29, and 81 in 2004.

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