Rossum Family History

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Rossum Name Meaning

German and Dutch: habitational name from a place so named in the Dutch-German border area west of Nordhorn.

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


Similar surnames: Fossum, Roisum, Rossen, Rossin, Rossow, Ross, Pross, Roskam, Bossom

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Rossum Family Origin

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Rossum Family Occupations

What did your Rossum ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Domestic were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Rossum. 20% of Rossum men worked as a Farmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    20%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Labourer
    20%
  • Lobster Packer
    20%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Domestic
    100%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Rossum Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Rossum. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rossum 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Rossum. 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 560 military records available for the last name Rossum. For the veterans among your Rossum ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rossum Life Expectancy

What is the average Rossum lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Rossum life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Rossum in 1945 was 58, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rossum

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rossum ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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