History of your Surname
Get access to Krom family records.Start a free trial

Krom Family History

Krom Name Meaning

Dutch: nickname for a hunchback, from Middle Dutch crom ‘crooked’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Yiddish krom ‘shop’, ‘store’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a retailer.

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


Similar surnames: Kram, Kron, Krol, Trom, Troy, Rom, Kamm, Krim, Krum, Kroll

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Krom family from?

You can see how Krom families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Krom family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Krom families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 20 Krom families living in New York. This was about 87% of all the recorded Krom's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Krom families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Krom surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Krom ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Krom. 18% of Krom men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Krom women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Krom were Farm Laborer and Housewife.

View Census data for Krom | Data not to scale

*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

  • Farmer
    18%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Farm Laborer
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    15%
  • Teacher
    13%
  • Telephone Operator
    11%
  • Housewife
    11%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Krom family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Krom. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Krom census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Krom

Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Krom. 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.

View all Krom immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Krom. For the veterans among your Krom ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Krom military records

You've only scratched the surface of Krom family history.

Discover More

What is the average Krom lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Krom life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Krom in 1951 was 40, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Krom

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Krom family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial