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Bollom Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Bolham in Nottinghamshire, probably named in Old English with the dative plural (bolum) of either of two unattested Old English words, bola ‘tree trunk’ (compare Old Norse bolr, modern English bole) or bol ‘rounded hill’ (cognate with Middle Low German bolle ‘round object’). Compare Bolam.

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


Similar surnames: Bolam, Bolle, Balcom, Bolton, Ballam, Bottom, Folsom, Bossom, Boom

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Where is the Bollom family from?

You can see how Bollom families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bollom family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Bollom families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Bollom family living in Massachusetts. This was about 50% of all the recorded Bollom's in the USA. Massachusetts and 1 other state had the highest population of Bollom families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bollom surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bollom ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Farm Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bollom. 40% of Bollom men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Bollom women worked as a Farm Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bollom were Milker and Waitress.

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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
    40%
  • Farm Laborer
    20%
  • Auto Part Inspector
    14%
  • Milker
    14%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Farm Laborer
    34%
  • Housewife
    23%
  • Stenographer
    23%
  • Waitress
    23%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Bollom. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bollom 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 167 immigration records available for the last name Bollom. 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 201 military records available for the last name Bollom. For the veterans among your Bollom ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bollom lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Bollom life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2002, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Bollom in 1962 was 81, and 70 in 2004.

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