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Marum Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from either of two farmsteads named Marheimar in Old Norse, most likely from marr ‘horse’ + heimr ‘homestead’, ‘farmstead’.

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


Similar surnames: Narum, Ranum, March, Orum, Grum, Mars, Maren, Larue, Varnum, Baum

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Where is the Marum family from?

You can see how Marum families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Marum family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Marum families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 3 Marum families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 75% of all the recorded Marum's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Marum families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Marum surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Marum ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Beauty Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Marum. 26% of Marum men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Marum women worked as a Beauty Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Marum were Clerk and Stock Clerk.

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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
    26%
  • Laborer
    26%
  • Farming
    12%
  • Clerk
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Beauty Operator
    20%
  • Housekeeper
    20%
  • Trained Nurse
    20%
  • Stock Clerk
    20%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Marum. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Marum 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 899 immigration records available for the last name Marum. 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 343 military records available for the last name Marum. For the veterans among your Marum ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Marum lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Marum life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Marum in 1947 was 54, and 81 in 2004.

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