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Dumm Surname Meaning

German: nickname for a gullible person from Middle High German tump ‘simple naïve inexperienced’ (from Old High German tumb ‘dumb’).

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


Similar surnames: Damm, Drumm, Thumm, Kumm, Durm, Humm, Gumm, Ramm, Duer, Lumm

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Where is the Dumm family from?

You can see how Dumm families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dumm family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dumm families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 5 Dumm families living in Alberta. This was about 71% of all the recorded Dumm's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Dumm families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dumm surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dumm ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Dumm. 22% of Dumm men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Dumm women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dumm were Manager and Teacher. .

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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

  • Farmer
    22%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Manager
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    18%
  • Maid
    14%
  • Housewife
    14%
  • Teacher
    9%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Dumm. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dumm 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 623 immigration records available for the last name Dumm. 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 Dumm. For the veterans among your Dumm ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dumm lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Dumm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Dumm in 1947 was 50, and 79 in 2004.

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