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From Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Fromm. Swedish: soldier’s name based on Swedish from ‘quiet’, ‘pious’. Danish: adoption of German Fromm 1. Altered spelling of German Frohman.

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

Similar surnames: Frum, Fromm, Rom, Froom, Trom, Bram, Krum, Brom, Krom, Flom

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From Family Origin

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From Family Occupations

What did your From ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the From family was Grocer. The most common From occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of From's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by From.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Coal Miner

  • Grocer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your From ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

From Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name From. Like a window into their day-to-day life, From 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name From. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name From. For the veterans among your From ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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From Life Expectancy

What is the average From lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, From life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for From in 1944 was 26, and 82 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your From 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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