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The BROME surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 199 86992 0.000 1
United States (1880 census) 110 29456 0.000 2
Change since 1880 +89 -57536 0 -1
Other Countries
Australia 4 182309 0.000 0
United Kingdom 104 23559 0.000 2
Top States for BROME by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New York 52 30169 0.000 3
New Jersey 20 40921 0.000 2
Massachusetts 20 30185 0.000 3
Florida 19 61868 0.000 1
Maryland 12 33039 0.000 2
Top States for BROME by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Montana 5 20902 0.001 6
Rhode Island 5 20121 0.000 5
Massachusetts 20 30185 0.000 3
New York 52 30169 0.000 3
New Jersey 20 40921 0.000 2

Notes

'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called BROME live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called BROME represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called BROME in New York than any other state, but you are more likely to find a BROME by picking someone at random in Montana than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of BROME

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Location or Geographical Feature

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the BROME surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the BROME surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of BROME in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 98 49.25
White (Caucasian) 95 47.74
Asian/Pacific None reported 0
Mixed Race Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan None reported 0
White (Hispanic) Less than 100 Insignificant

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the BROME surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of BROME in historical publications


The Earls of Anjou first took the surname of Brome or Broome after their pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Fulke, Earl of Anjou, having worn a sprig of the broom—plant as the symbol of humility.

Arthur, William (1857) An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman. Public Domain.


Similar names to BROME

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BROME.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for BROME

The following words are slight variants of BROME that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.