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Kumm Surname Meaning

North German: metonymic occupational name from Middle Low German kum 'round container bowl’ also a nickname for someone who has a bowl-like shape. Swiss German: topographic name for someone living in a valley from Swiss German kumme ‘hollow’.

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

Similar surnames: Kump, Kamm, Kimm, Kamp, Ramm, Komm, Kummer, Gumm, Damm, Humm

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Where is the Kumm family from?

You can see how Kumm families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kumm family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Kumm families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 8 Kumm families living in Ontario. This was about 53% of all the recorded Kumm's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Kumm families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kumm surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kumm ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Kumm. 72% of Kumm 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
  • Labourer
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kumm. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kumm 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 957 immigration records available for the last name Kumm. 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 Kumm. For the veterans among your Kumm ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kumm lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Kumm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Kumm in 1945 was 29, and 58 in 2004.

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