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Dom Surname Meaning

Dutch: variant of Doom with a short vowel. Dutch: possibly also a nickname from the Middle Dutch adjective domp ‘dumb’ for a gullible person. Compare German Domm . German: variant of Dohm or Domm . Indian: generic name possibly derived from Sanskrit damaru ‘drum’ used for any of the nomadic communities such as erstwhile court entertainers musicians acrobats basket weavers snake catchers and hunter-gatherers.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Doom, Tom, Doe, Don, Dome, Dow, Dahm, Dohm, Damm, Lim

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Where is the Dom family from?

You can see how Dom families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dom family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dom families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 6 Dom families living in Derbyshire. This was about 21% of all the recorded Dom's in United Kingdom. Derbyshire and 1 other county had the highest population of Dom families in 1891.
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What did your Dom ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Dom. 87% of Dom women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Milliner
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Census Records

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Dom. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dom census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Dom. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 14,000 military records available for the last name Dom. For the veterans among your Dom ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dom lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Dom life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1988, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Dom in 1959 was 53, and 66 in 2004.

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