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Home Name Meaning

English and Scottish: variant of Hume . English: variant of Holm . English: habitational name from Home in Clifton on Teme or in Feckenham (Worcestershire) or from a minor place similarly named a variant of Hamm (from Middle English ham(me) with rounding of the vowel before the nasal consonant to give hom(me)). English: habitational name from Holme in Newton Saint Cyres (Devon). The etymology of this placename is uncertain.

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


Similar surnames: Hume, Hooe, Hoye, Holme, Howe, Dowe, Hope, Homa, Homes, Homer

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Where is the Home family from?

You can see how Home families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Home family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Home families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 111 Home families living in Ontario. This was about 44% of all the recorded Home's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Home families in 1911.
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What did your Home ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Home. 39% of Home men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Home women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Home were Student and Teacher. .

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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
    39%
  • Labourer
    17%
  • Merchant
    8%
  • Student
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
    20%
  • Saleslady
    10%
  • Servant
    10%
  • Teacher
    10%
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Census Records

There are 95,000 census records available for the last name Home. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Home 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Home. 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 66,000 military records available for the last name Home. For the veterans among your Home ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Home lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Home life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Home in 1953 was 48, and 84 in 2004.

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