Ranum Family History

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Ranum Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads named in Old Norse as either Ranheimr or Randheimr, the second element in each case being heimr ‘home’, ‘farmstead’, the first elements being respectively rani ‘muzzle’, ‘nose’ (with reference to a natural formation, such as a mountain or rocky outcrop so shaped), and rand ‘edge’, ‘brink’. Danish: habitational name from a place name with the same derivation as Randheimr (see 1).

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


Similar surnames: Tranum, Granum, Narum, Marum, Ram, Ramm, Rana, Raum, Rank, Ranz

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Ranum Family Origin

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Ranum Family Occupations

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In 1880, Farmer, Clerks In Store and Keep House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ranum. The most common Ranum occupation in the USA was Farmer. 57% of Ranum's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Ranum family was Plasterer.

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  • Farmer

    57%
  • Clerks In Store

    14%
  • Keep House

    14%
  • Plasterer

    14%

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Ranum Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Ranum. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ranum census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Ranum. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Ranum. For the veterans among your Ranum ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ranum Life Expectancy

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Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Ranum life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Ranum in 1963 was 67, and 91 in 2004.

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