Frome Family History

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Frome Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places so called from the rivers on which they stand, or simply a name for someone living beside a river of this name, which is probably cognate with Welsh ffraw ‘fair’, ‘fine’, ‘brisk’. Compare Frampton.

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

Similar surnames: Rome, Prime, Roma, Croce, Frame, Foye, Froese, Tromp, Rom, Grose

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Frome Family Origin

Where is the Frome family from?

Frome Family Occupations

What did your Frome ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Frome occupation in the UK was Annuitant. 7% of Frome's were Annuitants. A less common occupation for the Frome family was Gen Laborer. Annuitant, Cotton Spinner and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Frome.

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  • Annuitant

  • Cotton Spinner

  • Farmer

  • Gen Laborer


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

Frome Historical Records

What Frome family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Frome. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Frome 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 546 immigration records available for the last name Frome. 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 663 military records available for the last name Frome. For the veterans among your Frome ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Frome Life Expectancy

What is the average Frome lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Frome life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Frome in 1954 was 51, and 61 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Frome

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Frome 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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