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Origins of the Loam surname

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About the Loams

We have a total number of 615 records for people with the last name Loam.

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Where do most Loams live?

In 1921, most Loams lived in South West.

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Interesting facts about Loams

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 551 records for the Loam surname. The oldest one dates back to 1810.

Who were Loams most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Loam first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Loams

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Loams in 1921
Private Means


Living On Own Means








Common Male occupations for Loams in 1921


River Bargeman


Barge Man


Civil Engineer


Copper Miner


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