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Balsam Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Balsam or Yiddish balzam ‘balm’, ‘balsam’. German: occupational name for a seller of spices and perfumes, from Latin balsamum ‘balsam’, ‘aromatic resin’. German: variant of Balsel (see Baltzell). English: habitational name from Balsham in Cambridgeshire, named with an Old English personal name, Bæll(i), + ham ‘homestead’, ‘village’, or Balstone in Devon.

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


Similar surnames: Ballam, Barham, Balsamo, Dallam, Hallam, Basa, Balcom, Balser

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Balsam Family Origin

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Balsam Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Balsam family was Builder. The most common Balsam occupation in the USA was Carpenter. 25% of Balsam's were Carpenters. Carpenter, Farmer and Brick Mason were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Balsam.

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  • Carpenter

    25%
  • Farmer

    25%
  • Brick Mason

    13%
  • Builder

    13%

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Balsam Historical Records

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Balsam Life Expectancy

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Between 1962 and 2004, Balsam life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Balsam in 1962 was 78, and 79 in 2004.

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