Drum Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Droma ‘descendant of Droma’, a personal name, which may be from druim ‘back’, ‘ridge’ and have been given originally to someone with a deformed back. Scottish: habitational name from a place and castle in Aberdeenshire named from Gaelic druim ‘ridge’. German: nickname from Middle Low German drum, Middle High German trum ‘woodblock’, ‘uncouth person’.

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


Similar surnames: Drumm, Grum, Daum, Crum, Baum, Trim, Krum, Damm, Orum, Saum

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Drum Family Origin

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Drum Family Occupations

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  • Farm Labourer

    25%
  • Farmer

    19%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Car Inspector

    6%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Drum family was Car Inspector. The most common Drum occupation in Canada was Farm Labourer. 25% of Drum's were Farm Labourers. Farm Labourer, Farmer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Drum.

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Drum Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1951 and 2004, Drum life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Drum in 1951 was 55, and 72 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Drum

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