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Blom Family History

Blom Name Meaning

Scandinavian: ornamental name from blom ‘flower’. Norwegian: habitational name from two farms so named in western Norway; unexplained. German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Blum. Dutch: variant of Bloem.

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


Similar surnames: Blum, Bloem, Bloom, Flom, Blome, Blohm, Bly, Blok, Below, Rom

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Where is the Blom family from?

You can see how Blom families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Blom family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Blom families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Blom family living in Massachusetts. This was about 50% of all the recorded Blom's in the USA. Massachusetts and 1 other state had the highest population of Blom families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Blom surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Blom ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Blom. 25% of Blom men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Blom women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Blom were Farm Laborer and Secretary.

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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

  • Farmer
    25%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    13%
  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Secretary
    7%
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Census Records

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Blom. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Blom 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 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Blom. 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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Draft Cards

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

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What is the average Blom lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Blom life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Blom in 1952 was 42, and 75 in 2004.

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