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Om Name Meaning

Indian (Uttar Pradesh): Hindu (Brahman) name, from Sanskrit om, the Hindu sacred and mystic syllable uttered at the beginning of prayers, etc. Korean: unexplained. Cambodian or other Southeast Asian: unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Som, Ou, Um, Sem, Hom, Ok, Ohm, Oum, Lim, Noh

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Where is the Om family from?

You can see how Om families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Om family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Om families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Om family living in Georgia. This was 100% of all the recorded Om's in USA. Georgia had the highest population of Om families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Om surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Om ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Om. 60% of Om men worked as a Farmer. .

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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

  • Farmer
    60%
  • Laborer
    40%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Om. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Om 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 560 immigration records available for the last name Om. 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 21,000 military records available for the last name Om. For the veterans among your Om ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Om lifespan?

Between 1977 and 2004, in the United States, Om life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1985, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Om in 1977 was 68, and 67 in 2004.

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