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Strom Surname Meaning

Swedish (Ström) and Danish (Strøm): from ström strøm ‘current’ a topographic name for someone who lived by a river or a stream or an ornamental name. Compare Stream 2 Strome and Strum . Norwegian (Strøm): habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads so named from Old Norse straumr ‘current stream’. Compare 1 above. German: variant of Strahm and Strohm . 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’.7: American shortened and altered form of Dutch Van der Stroom: topographic name from Middle Dutch stroom ‘stream river’.

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

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

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Where is the Strom family from?

You can see how Strom families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Strom family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Strom families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 9 Strom families living in Nottinghamshire. This was about 24% of all the recorded Strom's in United Kingdom. Nottinghamshire had the highest population of Strom families in 1891.
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What did your Strom ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Strom. 82% of Strom 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
  • Household Duties
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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 Lists

There are 20,000 immigration records available for the last name Strom. 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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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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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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