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Hom Family History

Hom Name Meaning

Dutch: unexplained. Danish: unexplained. Chinese : Taishan spelling of of Tan 1.

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

Similar surnames: Hum, Tom, Ham, Hoy, Ho, Om, Hof, Dom, Som, Hem

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Where is the Hom family from?

You can see how Hom families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hom family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hom families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Hom families living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Hom's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Hom families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hom surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hom ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hom. 17% of Hom men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Hom women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hom were Salesman and Stenographer.

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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
  • Farmer
  • Cook
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Maid
  • Stenographer
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What Hom family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 30,000 census records available for the last name Hom. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hom 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 17,000 immigration records available for the last name Hom. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Hom. For the veterans among your Hom ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hom lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Hom life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Hom in 1950 was 67, and 77 in 2004.

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