Balcom Family History

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Balcom Name Meaning

Altered spelling of English Balcombe, a habitational name from Balcombe in West Sussex, which is named with Old English bealu ‘evil’, ‘calamity’ (or the Old English personal name Bealda) + cumb ‘valley’.

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

Similar surnames: Bascom, Larcom, Baldon, Balsam, Baucom, Bollom, Altom, Bacon, Falcon

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Balcom Family Origin

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Balcom Family Occupations

What did your Balcom ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Balcom occupation in the UK was Charwoman. 33% of Balcom's were Charwomans. Charwoman and Coachman were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Balcom. A less common occupation for the Balcom family was Seaman.

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  • Charwoman

  • Coachman

  • Seaman


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Balcom ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Balcom Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Balcom. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Balcom 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Balcom. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Balcom. For the veterans among your Balcom ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Balcom Life Expectancy

What is the average Balcom lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Balcom life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Balcom in 1951 was 52, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Balcom

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Balcom ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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