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Jerome Name Meaning

French and West Indian (mainly Haiti) (Jérôme): from the French personal name Jérôme from Latin Hieronymus . This surname is most common in Haiti. English (southern): from either of two distinct personal names which became confused in Middle English: ancient Germanic Ger(r)am (Gerrannus) composed of the ancient Germanic elements gār gēr ‘spear’ + hraban ‘raven’ and Latin Hieronymus which is the source of English Jerome and French Jérôme (see 1 above).

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


Similar surnames: Gerome, Temme, Trone, Ergle, Croce, Rome, Frome, Jerue, Eroh, Deramo

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Where is the Jerome family from?

You can see how Jerome families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jerome family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Jerome families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 26 Jerome families living in New York. This was about 34% of all the recorded Jerome's in USA. New York had the highest population of Jerome families in 1840.
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What did your Jerome ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Jerome. 18% of Jerome men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Jerome women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jerome were Clerk and Saleslady. .

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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 1940

  • Laborer
    18%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Clerk
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    10%
  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Saleslady
    7%
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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Jerome. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 12,000 military records available for the last name Jerome. For the veterans among your Jerome ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jerome lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Jerome life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Jerome in 1941 was 53, and 75 in 2004.

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