Balcom Family History

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Balcom Name Meaning

Altered spelling of English Balcombe, a habitational name from Balcombe in West Sussex, which is named with Old English bealu ‘evil’, ‘calamity’ (or the Old English personal name Bealda) + cumb ‘valley’.

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


Similar surnames: Bascom, Larcom, Baldon, Balsam, Baucom, Bollom, Altom, Bacon, Falcon

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Balcom Family Origin

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Balcom Family Occupations

What did your Balcom ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Farmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Balcom. 33% of Balcom men worked as a Farmer and 38% of Balcom women worked as a Farmer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Balcom were Doctor and Laundry

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    33%
  • Master Mariner
    6%
  • Carpenter
    4%
  • Doctor
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    38%
  • Hotel Keeper
    13%
  • Housekeeper
    13%
  • Laundry
    13%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Balcom Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Balcom. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Balcom census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Balcom. 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 Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Balcom. For the veterans among your Balcom ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Balcom Life Expectancy

What is the average Balcom lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Balcom life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Balcom in 1951 was 52, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Balcom

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Balcom ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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