Strom Family History

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Strom Name Meaning

Swedish (Ström) and Danish (Strøm): from ström ‘current’, probably an arbitrarily adopted ornamental name but possibly a topographic name for someone who lived by a river. Norwegian: habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads so named from Old Norse straumr ‘current’, ‘stream’. German: variant of Strahm. Dutch: from Middle Dutch stroom, of uncertain meaning. Polish: topographic name for someone who lived on a steep slope, from strom ‘slope’ or stromy ‘precipitous’. Czech: topographic name or nickname from strom ‘tree’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): topographic or ornamental name, from German Strom ‘stream’, ‘river’.

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

Similar surnames: Stoop, Stram, Satrom, Troy, Mostrom, Strohm, Ostrom, Trom, Sturm

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Strom Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Strom name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Strom. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Norway


  • Sweden


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


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Strom Family Origin

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Strom Family Occupations

What did your Strom ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Coal Trimmer and Fish Dealer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Strom. The most common Strom occupation in the UK was Coal Trimmer. 50% of Strom's were Coal Trimmers.

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  • Coal Trimmer

  • Fish Dealer


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Strom Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 40,000 census records available for the last name Strom. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Strom 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 20,000 immigration records available for the last name Strom. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Strom. For the veterans among your Strom ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Strom Life Expectancy

What is the average Strom lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Strom life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Strom in 1941 was 33, and 79 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Strom 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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