Sum Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): ornamental occupational name from Polish sum ‘wels’, ‘sheatfish’, a species of catfish. Chinese : variant of Shum. Chinese : variant of Shen 1. Cambodian: unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Sam, Shum, Lum, Su, Som, Sem, Sun, Hum, Sim, Tur

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Sum Family Origin

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Sum Family Occupations

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  • Lab

    50%
  • Laborer

    50%

In 1881, Lab and Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Sum. The most common Sum occupation in Canada was Lab. 50% of Sum's were Labs.

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Between 1950 and 2004, Sum life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Sum in 1950 was 58, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sum

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