Hom (surname)

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Language(s)Danish, Dutch, English, Taishanese
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Hom is a surname in various cultures. Its languages of origin include Danish, Dutch, English, and Taishanese.


Hom may be:


In the Netherlands, there were 166 people with the surname Hom as of 2007, up from 124 in 1947.[4]

As of 2018, 29 people in Denmark bore the surname Høm, and two the surname Hom.[5]

According to statistics cited by Patrick Hanks, 17 people on the island of Great Britain and none on the island of Ireland bore the surname Hom in 2011. In 1881 there were four people with the surname in Great Britain.[1]

The 2010 United States Census found 4,863 people with the surname Hom, making it the 6,906th-most-common name in the country. This represented an decrease from 5,015 (6,262nd-most-common) in the 2000 Census. In both censuses, about four-fifths of the bearers of the surname identified as Asian, and one-tenth as White.[6] It was the 269th-most-common surname among respondents to the 2000 Census who identified as Asian.[7]


People with the surname Hom or Høm include:

  • Paul Høm (1905–1994), Danish painter and stained glass artist
  • Tom Hom (born 1927), American politician
  • Jesper Høm (1931–2000), Danish photographer and fiml director
  • Tonnie Hom (1932–2013), Dutch swimmer
  • Ken Hom (born 1949), American chef
  • Sharon Hom (born 1951), Hong Kong-born American human rights law professor
  • Alice Y. Hom (born 1967), American LGBTQ community activist
  • Marc Hom (born 1967), Danish fashion photographer

See also[edit]

  • Pol Hom (born 1946), Cambodian politician (Hom is a given name)
  • Shuvagata Hom (born 1986), Bangladeshi cricketer (his surname is Chowdury)


  1. ^ a b Hanks, Patrick; Coates, Richard; McClure, Peter, eds. (2016). The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland. Oxford University Press. pp. 1317, 1320. ISBN 9780192527479.
  2. ^ a b c Hanks, Patrick (2003). Dictionary of American Family Names. 1. Oxford University Press. p. 197. ISBN 9780199771691.
  3. ^ Chao, Sheau-yueh J. (2000). Genealogical Research on Chinese Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company. p. 170. ISBN 9780806349466.
  4. ^ "Hom". Nederlandse Familienamenbank. Centrum voor familiegeschiedenis. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  5. ^ "How many Danes have the name ..." Statistics Denmark. 2017. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  6. ^ "How common is your last name?". Newsday. Retrieved 5 September 2018.
  7. ^ "Most common last names for Asians and Pacific Islanders in the U.S." Mongabay. Retrieved 8 January 2018.