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Orum Surname Meaning

Danish (Ørum): habitational name from any of several places called Ørum a compound of ør ‘gravel beach’ + hem ‘dwelling’. This surname is also found in Norway where it is of Danish origin. English (Wiltshire): variant of Orme and Oram .

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

Similar surnames: Borum, Orem, Brum, Sorum, Norum, Grum, Drum, Borom, Narum, Corum

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Where is the Orum family from?

You can see how Orum families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Orum family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Orum families were found in and USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 11 Orum families living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Orum's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Orum families in 1911.
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What did your Orum ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Labourer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Orum. 100% of Orum men worked as a 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
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Orum. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Orum 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 657 immigration records available for the last name Orum. 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 Orum. For the veterans among your Orum ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Orum lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Orum life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Orum in 1957 was 47, and 80 in 2004.

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