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Mahlum Family History

Mahlum Name Meaning

Probably an altered spelling of Norwegian Mæ(h)lum, a habitational name from any of several farmsteads in southeastern Norway called Meðalheimr in Old Norse, i.e. ‘the farm’ (heimr) ‘in the middle’ (meðal).

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


Similar surnames: Allum, Hallum, Dahlem, Marum, Mahle, Mahler, Manley, Schrum, Mallo

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Where is the Mahlum family from?

You can see how Mahlum families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mahlum family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Mahlum families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 12 Mahlum families living in Wisconsin. This was about 52% of all the recorded Mahlum's in the USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Mahlum families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mahlum surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mahlum ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mahlum. 48% of Mahlum men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Mahlum women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mahlum were Attendant and Maid.

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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
    48%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Farm Laborer
    7%
  • Attendant
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    34%
  • Teacher
    14%
  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Maid
    14%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Mahlum. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mahlum 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 301 immigration records available for the last name Mahlum. 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 403 military records available for the last name Mahlum. For the veterans among your Mahlum ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mahlum lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Mahlum life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Mahlum in 1957 was 48, and 72 in 2004.

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