Som Name Meaning

Indian (Bengal and southern states) and Bangladeshi: Hindu name from Sanskrit soma ‘moon’. It is usually a Kayasth name in Bengal. It is a variant of Soman among people from Kerala and Tamil Nadi who have migrated from their home state. It is only a given name in southern India, but has come to be used as a family name in the U.S. by families from southern India. Cambodian: unexplained. Hungarian: probably a nickname for someone with a sour disposition, from som, a sour-tasting forest fruit.

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

Similar surnames: Sol, Sem, Om, Rom, Sok, So, Sum, Sim, Dom, Son

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Som Family Occupations

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In 1881, the most common Som occupation in the UK was Rector Bellahouston Accidy Glas. 100% of Som's were Rector Bellahouston Accidy Glass.

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Between 1968 and 2004, in the United States, Som life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Som in 1968 was 76, and 70 in 2004.

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