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Frome Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places so called from the rivers on which they stand, or simply a name for someone living beside a river of this name, which is probably cognate with Welsh ffraw ‘fair’, ‘fine’, ‘brisk’. Compare Frampton.

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


Similar surnames: Rome, Prime, Roma, Croce, Frame, Foye, Froese, Tromp, Rom, Grose

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Where is the Frome family from?

You can see how Frome families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Frome family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Frome families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Frome families living in New Jersey. This was about 86% of all the recorded Frome's in the USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Frome families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Frome surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Frome ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Frome. 20% of Frome men worked as a Laborer and 29% of Frome women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Frome were Farmer and Maid.

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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

  • Laborer
    20%
  • Salesman
    20%
  • Farming
    12%
  • Farmer
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    29%
  • Waitress
    22%
  • Bookkeeper
    22%
  • Maid
    15%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Frome. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Frome 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 546 immigration records available for the last name Frome. 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 Frome. For the veterans among your Frome ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Frome lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Frome life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Frome in 1954 was 51, and 61 in 2004.

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