Rom Name Meaning

Dutch: variant of Rome. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): acronymic name of uncertain derivation. German: from a place name in Pomerania.German: ethnic name or epithet for someone who had a connection with Rome (see Roman).

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


Similar surnames: Ram, Roma, Romm, Ron, Rog, From, Som, Rome, Krol, Krom

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Rom Family Origin

Where is the Rom family from?

Rom Family Occupations

What did your Rom ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rom. 17% of Rom men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Rom women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rom were Mechanic and Clerk

View Census data for Rom | Data not to scale

United States shown, Canada data unavailable

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    17%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Mechanic
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Housework
    8%
  • Clerk
    8%

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

Rom Historical Records

What Rom family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Rom. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rom census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1881 Canadian census records for Rom

Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Rom. 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.

View all Rom immigration records

Draft Card

There are 33,000 military records available for the last name Rom. For the veterans among your Rom ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Rom military records

You've only scratched the surface of Rom family history.

Rom Life Expectancy

What is the average Rom lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Rom life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Rom in 1960 was 56, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rom

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rom ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

Famous Rom Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name

14-Day Free Trial

GET STARTED