Abrom last name popularity, history, and meaning

Find out how popular the last name Abrom is in the United States and learn more about the meaning, history, and race and ethnic origin of people in America who are named Abrom.

Meaning of Abrom

A surname of uncertain origin, possibly derived from a German or Dutch personal name or place name.

Abrom, like all of the last names we have data for, is identified by the U.S. Census Bureau as a surname which has more than 100 occurrences in the United States in the Decennial Census survey. The most recent statistics we have for the Abrom surname is from the 2010 census data.

Popularity of Abrom in America

Abrom is the 104156th most popular name in America based on the data we have collected from the U.S. Census Bureau.

The Abrom surname appeared 172 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 people would have the surname Abrom.

We can also compare 2010 data for Abrom to data from the previous census in 2000. The table below contains all of the statistics for both years in a side-by-side comparison.

2010 2000 Change (%)
Rank 104156 88083 16.72%
Count 172 196 -13.04%
Proportion per 100k 0.06 0.07 -15.38%

The history of the last name Abrom

The surname ABROM has its origins in Eastern Europe, particularly in areas that are now part of Poland and Ukraine. It likely emerged sometime in the 16th or 17th century, derived from the given name Abraham, which has Hebrew roots.

In its earliest forms, the name was often spelled as Abram or Abrom, reflecting variations in pronunciation and transliteration from the original Hebrew. As Jewish communities spread across Eastern Europe, the surname took on various Slavic spellings and inflections, with Abrom becoming a common spelling in certain regions.

One of the earliest recorded instances of the surname can be found in the town records of Lutsk, a city in what is now western Ukraine, dating back to the late 17th century. The records mention an Abrom Itskovych, a merchant who traded in textiles and spices.

In the 18th century, the name appears in several Polish census records, such as the 1765 census of the Krakow region, where an Abrom Jakubowski is listed as a landowner. This suggests that the name had gained some prominence among the Polish nobility or landed gentry by that time.

Notably, in the early 19th century, a prominent Polish writer and playwright named Abrom Druyanow (1781-1837) gained recognition for his satirical works critiquing the aristocracy and social injustices of the time. His plays and essays were widely popular and helped shape the literary landscape of that era.

Another notable figure was Abrom Shternberg (1805-1865), a Russian-Jewish entrepreneur and philanthropist from Odessa. He amassed a considerable fortune through his trading businesses and used his wealth to support Jewish educational institutions and charitable causes throughout the Russian Empire.

In the late 19th century, Abrom Ioffe (1860-1927), a Russian-Jewish physicist and educator, made significant contributions to the field of electromagnetism and the study of semiconductors. He later became a prominent figure in the early years of the Soviet Union, serving as the rector of the Polytechnic Institute in St. Petersburg (now St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University).

These are just a few examples of individuals who bore the surname ABROM throughout history, reflecting its Eastern European roots and its presence across various cultural and professional spheres over the centuries.

Race and ethnic origin of people with the last name Abrom

We also have some data on the ancestry of people with the surname Abrom.

The below race categories are the modified race categories used in the Census Bureau's population estimates program. All people were categorized into six mutually exclusive racial and Hispanic origin groups:

  1. White only
  2. Black only
  3. American Indian and Alaskan Native only
  4. Asian and Pacific Islander only
  5. Hispanic
  6. Two or More Races

For the most recent 2010 census data, the race/ethnic origin breakdown for Abrom was:

Race/Ethnicity Percentage Total Occurrences
Non-Hispanic White Only 12.79% 22
Non-Hispanic Black Only 83.72% 144
Non-Hispanic Asian and Pacific Islander Only (S)% (S)
Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native 0.00% 0
Non-Hispanic of Two or More Races (S)% (S)
Hispanic Origin (S)% (S)

Note: Any fields showing (S) means the data was suppressed for privacy so that the data does not in any way identify any specific individuals.

Since we have data from the previous census in 2000, we can also compare the values to see how the popularity of Abrom has changed in the 10 years between the two census surveys.

2010 2000 Change (%)
White 12.79% 10.20% 22.53%
Black 83.72% 84.69% -1.15%
Asian and Pacific Islander (S)% (S)% (S)%
American Indian and Alaskan Native 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Two or More Races (S)% 3.06% (S)%
Hispanic (S)% (S)% (S)%

Data source

The last name data and ethnic breakdown of last names is sourced directly from the Decennial Census survey, conducted every 10 years by the United States Census Bureau.

The history and meaning of the name Abrom was researched and written by our team of onomatology and genealogy experts.

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