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Krom Surname Meaning

Dutch (also De Krom): nickname for a hunchback from Middle Dutch crom ‘crooked’. North German: variant of Kromm . Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Yiddish krom ‘shop’ ‘store’ hence a metonymic occupational name for a retailer.

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

Similar surnames: Kram, Kron, Krol, Trom, Troy, Rom, Kamm, Krim, Krum, Kroll

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Where is the Krom family from?

You can see how Krom families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Krom family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Krom families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 9 Krom families living in Alberta. This was about 69% of all the recorded Krom's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Krom families in 1911.
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What did your Krom ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Krom. 100% of Krom men worked as a Farmer. .

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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
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Krom. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Krom. For the veterans among your Krom ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Krom lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Krom life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Krom in 1951 was 40, and 73 in 2004.

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