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Narum Family History

Narum Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from farmsteads in eastern Norway named in Old Norse as Nórheimar from nór ‘narrows narrow passage (in a river fjord or lake)’ + heimr ‘homestead home’. Americanized form of Norwegian Nærum: habitational name from a farmstead so named from Old Norse Njartharheimar which is a compound of Njǫrth (the name of a heathen god) + heimr.

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


Similar surnames: Norum, Marum, Ranum, Sorum, Borum, Harcum, Barnum, Orum, Baum, Drum

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Where is the Narum family from?

You can see how Narum families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Narum family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Narum families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 3 Narum families living in Surrey. This was 100% of all the recorded Narum's in United Kingdom. Surrey had the highest population of Narum families in 1891.
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What did your Narum ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Narum. 49% of Narum men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Narum women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Narum were Carpenter and Housekeeper. .

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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
    49%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Farm Laborer
    9%
  • Carpenter
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
    60%
  • Housekeeper
    40%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Narum. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Narum 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 344 immigration records available for the last name Narum. 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 487 military records available for the last name Narum. For the veterans among your Narum ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Narum lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Narum life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1987, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Narum in 1953 was 47, and 77 in 2004.

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