The German surname Baum is a topographic name for someone who lived by a tree that was particularly noticeable in some way, from Middle High German, Old High German boum meaning “tree,” or else a nickname for a particularly tall person. The name is first recorded in the 17th Century in the Westphalia region of Germany. Early recordings of the name in the New World include Sarah Baum who arrived to the US from Germany in 1709 and Abram Baum who arrived in New York, also in 1709. Today there are approximately 16,000 bearers of the name Baum living in the US.
BAUM CREST PENDANT US$245