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Schrum Family History

Schrum Name Meaning

Perhaps an altered spelling of German Schromm, a variant of Schramm, or, in eastern Germany, a habitational name from a place named Schrom, near Breslau.

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


Similar surnames: Schrom, Schram, Schumm, Schlup, Schaub, Shrum, Schau, Corum, Schur

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Where is the Schrum family from?

You can see how Schrum families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schrum family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Schrum families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Schrum families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Schrum's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Schrum families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schrum surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schrum ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Schrum. 25% of Schrum men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Schrum women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schrum 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

  • Laborer
    25%
  • Farmer
    21%
  • Truck Driver
    5%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    19%
  • Waitress
    14%
  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Schrum. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schrum 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 382 immigration records available for the last name Schrum. 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 Schrum. For the veterans among your Schrum ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schrum lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Schrum life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Schrum in 1951 was 37, and 74 in 2004.

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