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Flum Family History

Flum Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Pflum ‘plum’. South German: nickname for someone with a downy beard from Middle High German vlume ‘feathers down’.

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


Similar surnames: Plum, Flaum, Blum, Baum, Fluck, Klim, Flug, Clum, Flam, Pflum

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Where is the Flum family from?

You can see how Flum families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Flum family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Flum families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 8 Flum families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 80% of all the recorded Flum's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Flum families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Flum surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Flum ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Flum. 28% of Flum men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Flum women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Flum were Peddler 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

  • Laborer
    28%
  • Proprietor
    17%
  • Truck Driver
    12%
  • Peddler
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    34%
  • Housewife
    17%
  • Maid
    17%
  • Teacher
    17%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Flum. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Flum 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 521 immigration records available for the last name Flum. 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 552 military records available for the last name Flum. For the veterans among your Flum ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Flum lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Flum life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Flum in 1956 was 50, and 70 in 2004.

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