Groom Family History

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Groom Name Meaning

English (common in East Anglia): occupational name for a servant or a shepherd, from Middle English grom(e) ‘boy’, ‘servant’ (of uncertain origin), which in some places was specialized to mean ‘shepherd’.

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

Similar surnames: Croom, Broom, Froom, Rook, Roos, Good, Goos, Krom, Grosh, Groome

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Groom Family Origin

Where is the Groom family from?

Groom Family Occupations

What did your Groom ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Groom. A less common occupation for the Groom family was Carpenter. The most common Groom occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Groom's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Groom Historical Records

What Groom family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 112,000 census records available for the last name Groom. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Groom 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Groom. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Groom. For the veterans among your Groom ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Groom Life Expectancy

What is the average Groom lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Groom life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Groom in 1950 was 42, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Groom

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Groom 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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