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Stum Name Meaning

Dutch: descriptive nickname for a mute person, from Middle Low German stum ‘mute’.

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


Similar surnames: Stumm, Sturm, Stump, Stam, Star, Saum, Baum, Salm, Stumpf, Stuck

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Where is the Stum family from?

You can see how Stum families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Stum family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Stum families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 4 Stum families living in Alberta. This was about 67% of all the recorded Stum's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Stum families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Stum surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Stum ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Servant were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Stum. 38% of Stum men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Stum women worked as a Servant. Some less common occupations for Americans named Stum were Carpenter and Teacher.

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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
    38%
  • Farmer
    23%
  • Labor
    9%
  • Carpenter
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Servant
    13%
  • Housekeeper
    13%
  • Nurse
    13%
  • Teacher
    13%
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What Stum family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Stum. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stum 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 335 immigration records available for the last name Stum. 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 887 military records available for the last name Stum. For the veterans among your Stum ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Stum lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Stum life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Stum in 1958 was 47, and 79 in 2004.

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