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Bloom Name Meaning

Americanized form of Jewish Blum . Americanized form of Dutch Bloem . Swedish: variant of Blom . English (Norfolk and Suffolk): metonymic occupational name for an iron worker from Middle English blome ‘lump of metal (especially iron)’ (Old English blōma). The modern English word bloom ‘flower’ came into English from Old Norse in the 13th century but probably did not give rise to any surnames.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Blood, Bloem, Blom, Bloome, Blohm, Bollom, Bloomer, Look, Book, Broom

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Where is the Bloom family from?

You can see how Bloom families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bloom family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bloom families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 116 Bloom families living in Ontario. This was about 42% of all the recorded Bloom's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Bloom families in 1911.
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What did your Bloom ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Bloom. 33% of Bloom men worked as a Farmer and 32% of Bloom women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bloom were Salesman and Student. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
  • Operator
  • Student
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Census Records

There are 160,000 census records available for the last name Bloom. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bloom census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 23,000 immigration records available for the last name Bloom. 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 Cards

There are 25,000 military records available for the last name Bloom. For the veterans among your Bloom ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bloom lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Bloom life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Bloom in 1941 was 26, and 78 in 2004.

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