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Lum Family History

Lum Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Lumb in Lancashire. In some instances the name may be topographic for someone who lived by a pool Middle English lum(m). English: variant of Lamb . Chinese: variant Romanization of the surnames 林 (see Lin ) and 藍 (see Lan ) based on their Cantonese pronunciations.

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


Similar surnames: Lam, Plum, Lim, Lu, Lua, Luc, Luk, Baum, Luy, Lux

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Where is the Lum family from?

You can see how Lum families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lum family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lum families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 139 Lum families living in British Columbia. This was about 77% of all the recorded Lum's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Lum families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lum surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lum ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Labourer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Lum. 35% of Lum men worked as a Labourer and 50% of Lum women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lum were Farmer and Labourer. .

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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

  • Labourer
    35%
  • Laborer
    21%
  • Cook
    10%
  • Farmer
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Laborer
    50%
  • Labourer
    50%
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Census Records

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Lum. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lum 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 39,000 immigration records available for the last name Lum. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Lum. For the veterans among your Lum ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lum lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Lum life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Lum in 1941 was 63, and 75 in 2004.

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