Jerome Family History

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Jerome Name Meaning

French (Jérôme) and English: from the medieval personal name Jérôme (French), Jerome (English), from Greek Hieronymos (see Hieronymus). This achieved some popularity in France and elsewhere, being bestowed in honor of St Jerome (?347–420), creator of the Vulgate, the standard Latin version of the Bible. English (of Norman origin): from a personal name, Gerram, composed of the Germanic elements gar, ger ‘spear’ + hraban ‘raven’.

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

Similar surnames: Gerome, Temme, Trone, Ergle, Croce, Rome, Frome, Jerue, Eroh, Deramo

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Jerome Family Origin

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Jerome Family Occupations

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In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Jerome. 18% of Jerome men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Jerome women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jerome were Clerk and Saleslady

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Saleslady

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Jerome Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 72,000 census records available for the last name Jerome. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jerome 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Jerome. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Jerome. For the veterans among your Jerome ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Jerome Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Jerome life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Jerome in 1941 was 53, and 75 in 2004.

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