Folsom Family History

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Folsom Name Meaning

English: variant of Foulsham, a habitational name from Foulsham in Norfolk, so named from the Old English personal name Fugol + ham ‘homestead’.

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

Similar surnames: Bossom, Fossum, Bollom, Flom, Folson, Falcon, Fossey, Tolson, Faison

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Folsom Family Origin

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Folsom Family Occupations

What did your Folsom ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Folsom family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Folsom. The most common Folsom occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Folsom's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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Folsom Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Folsom. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Folsom census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Folsom. 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 Card

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

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Folsom Life Expectancy

What is the average Folsom lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Folsom life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Folsom in 1944 was 38, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Folsom ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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