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ˈteɪ təmtatum

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Tatum, Edward Lawrie Tatumnoun

    United States biochemist who discovered how genes act by regulating definite chemical events (1909-1975)

  2. Tatum, Art Tatum, Arthur Tatumnoun

    United States jazz pianist who was almost completely blind; his innovations influenced many other jazz musicians (1910-1956)


  1. Tatum

    Tatum is a city in Panola and Rusk Counties in the U.S. state of Texas. The population was 1,385 at the 2010 census.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. TATUM

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Tatum is ranked #1451 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Tatum surname appeared 24,558 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 8 would have the surname Tatum.

    55.3% or 13,581 total occurrences were White.
    37.9% or 9,307 total occurrences were Black.
    2.9% or 724 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.7% or 663 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.7% or 192 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.3% or 91 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Tatum in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Tatum in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Tatum in a Sentence

  1. Dustin Johnson:

    You know, Paulina and Tatum were waiting for me when I got done.

  2. Buddy DeFranco:

    Charlie Parker and Art Tatum to me were genius, and I'm right below that, i did in my own way do something different on the instrument and that's the way I'd like to be remembered.

  3. Tobias Harris:

    Joel Embiid led the 76ers with 30 points and 10 rebounds. Tobias Harris added 20 points and five rebounds despite leaving briefly after a scary fall that bloodied Tobias Harris left eye. Embiid couldnt put a finger on one thing that upended the team this postseason. Theres a lot of regrets, i feel like the focus wasnt always there. We just got ta look ourselves in the mirror and do better. Tobias Harris was trying to contest a shot by Jayson Tatum at the 2:40 mark of the third quarter and inadvertently had Jayson Tatum legs taken out from under Jayson Tatum by Jayson Tatum. Harris fell on the left side of his face and laid on the court for several minutes as medical staff attended to him. He suffered a left eye laceration and was cleared of a possible concussion. He returned to the game with 5:12 left in the fourth with a bandage over his left eye. I felt OK enough to go back out there and try and do something to help us win.

  4. Draymond Green:

    I’m not really enjoying them going back and forth, i’m not enjoying Jayson Tatum scoring. ... I’m thinking, ‘We need a stop.’.

  5. Kevin Durant:

    They made shots tonight, especially Tatum, he hit some tough ones over us. I don't think he made anything easy.

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