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Balsam Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Balsam or Yiddish balzam ‘balm’, ‘balsam’. German: occupational name for a seller of spices and perfumes, from Latin balsamum ‘balsam’, ‘aromatic resin’. German: variant of Balsel (see Baltzell). English: habitational name from Balsham in Cambridgeshire, named with an Old English personal name, Bæll(i), + ham ‘homestead’, ‘village’, or Balstone in Devon.

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


Similar surnames: Ballam, Barham, Balsamo, Dallam, Hallam, Basa, Balcom, Balser

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Balsam Family Origin

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Balsam Family Occupations

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  • Carpenter

    25%
  • Farmer

    25%
  • Brick Mason

    13%
  • Builder

    13%

In 1880, the most common Balsam occupation in the USA was Carpenter. 25% of Balsam's were Carpenters. Carpenter, Farmer and Brick Mason were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Balsam. A less common occupation for the Balsam family was Builder.

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Balsam Life Expectancy

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