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Flom Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from Yiddish floym ‘plum’. Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads named Flom or Flåm, from Old Norse flá ‘terrace’, ‘shelf’, referring to a feature of a hillside.

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


Similar surnames: Blom, Flam, Alm, From, Floor, Folsom, Altom, Low, Flor, Rom

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Where is the Flom family from?

You can see how Flom families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Flom family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Flom families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Flom families living in Ohio. This was about 67% of all the recorded Flom's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Flom families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Flom surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Flom ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Flom. 38% of Flom men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Flom women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Flom were Truck Driver and Teacher.

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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
    38%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    17%
  • Housewife
    17%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Teacher
    9%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Flom. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Flom 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 789 immigration records available for the last name Flom. 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 663 military records available for the last name Flom. For the veterans among your Flom ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Flom lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Flom life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Flom in 1960 was 57, and 66 in 2004.

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