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Sohm Name Meaning

variant of Sahm 2. topographic name from Middle High German soum ‘edge’, ‘border’, ‘grassy place marking the edge of cultivated land’.

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


Similar surnames: Sohl, Sohn, Sahm, Hohm, Sohr, Bohm, Holm, Ohm, Rohm, Gohl

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Where is the Sohm family from?

You can see how Sohm families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sohm family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Sohm families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 35 Sohm families living in Illinois. This was about 26% of all the recorded Sohm's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Sohm families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sohm surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sohm ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farming and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Sohm. 16% of Sohm men worked as a Farming and 50% of Sohm women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sohm were Clerk and Farming. .

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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

  • Farming
    16%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Clerk
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    50%
  • Bookkeeper
    25%
  • Farming
    25%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Sohm. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sohm 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 458 immigration records available for the last name Sohm. 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 643 military records available for the last name Sohm. For the veterans among your Sohm ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sohm lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Sohm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Sohm in 1955 was 55, and 71 in 2004.

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