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Bloom Name Meaning

Jewish (American): Americanized spelling of Blum. Americanized spelling of Dutch Bloem. Swedish: variant of Blom. English: metonymic occupational name for an iron worker, from Middle English blome ‘ingot (of iron)’. The modern English word bloom ‘flower’ came into English from Old Norse in the 13th century, but probably did not give rise to any surnames.

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

Similar surnames: Blood, Bloem, Blom, Bloome, Blohm, Bollom, Bloomer, Look, Book, Broom

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Where is the Bloom family from?

You can see how Bloom families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bloom family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bloom families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 53 Bloom families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 32% of all the recorded Bloom's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Bloom families in 1840.
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What did your Bloom ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bloom. 11% of Bloom men worked as a Salesman and 9% of Bloom women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bloom were Proprietor and Clerk.

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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

  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
  • Bookkeeper
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 160,000 census records available for the last name Bloom. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bloom 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 23,000 immigration records available for the last name Bloom. 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 25,000 military records available for the last name Bloom. For the veterans among your Bloom ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bloom lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Bloom life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Bloom in 1941 was 26, and 78 in 2004.

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