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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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Where is the Folsom family from?

You can see how Folsom families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Folsom family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Folsom families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 97 Folsom families living in New Hampshire. This was about 41% of all the recorded Folsom's in the USA. New Hampshire had the highest population of Folsom families in 1840.
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What did your Folsom ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Folsom. 15% of Folsom men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Folsom women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Folsom were Manager and Housewife.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Manager

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Clerk
  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 45,000 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 Lists

There are 2,000 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 Cards

There are 10,000 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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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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