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Bom Family History

Bom Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Bo, Bow, Box, Bos, Som, Bon, Bohm, Boe, Rom, Boom

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Where is the Bom family from?

You can see how Bom families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bom family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bom families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 6 Bom families living in Ontario. This was about 75% of all the recorded Bom's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Bom families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bom surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bom ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bom. 47% of Bom men worked as a Farmer and 37% of Bom women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bom were Inspector and Packer. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Inspector

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
  • Housekeeper
  • Packer
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Bom. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bom 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bom. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Bom. For the veterans among your Bom ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bom lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2003, in the United States, Bom life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Bom in 1964 was 67, and 78 in 2003.

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