Tams Family History

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Tams Name Meaning

North German: from a short form of Thomas. English (Staffordshire): apparently from a patronymic of Tam, a variant of Tom, a short form of Thomas.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Toms, Tamm, Sams, Tamas, Tims, Mars, Hams, Lass, Tamasi, Ramm

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Tams Family Origin

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Tams Family Occupations

What did your Tams ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Tams.

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    100%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Tams Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Tams. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tams census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Tams. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Tams. For the veterans among your Tams ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tams Life Expectancy

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Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Tams life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Tams in 1949 was 49, and 89 in 2004.

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