Rom Name Meaning

Dutch: variant of Rome. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): acronymic name of uncertain derivation. German: from a place name in Pomerania.German: ethnic name or epithet for someone who had a connection with Rome (see Roman).

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

Similar surnames: Ram, Roma, Romm, Ron, Rog, From, Som, Rome, Krol, Krom

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Rom Family Origin

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Rom Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Rom occupation in the USA was Butcher. 17% of Rom's were Butchers. Butcher, Farmer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rom. A less common occupation for the Rom family was Day Laborer.

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  • Butcher

  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Day Laborer


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Rom Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Rom. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rom 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Rom. 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 33,000 military records available for the last name Rom. For the veterans among your Rom ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rom Life Expectancy

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Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Rom life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Rom in 1960 was 56, and 81 in 2004.

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