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Thomae Name Meaning

German: from a pet form of Thomas .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Thome, Thoman, Thomann, Thomes, Thoemke, Thomas, Thoma, Thomsen

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Where is the Thomae family from?

You can see how Thomae families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Thomae family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Thomae families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 3 Thomae families living in Ontario. This was about 75% of all the recorded Thomae's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Thomae families in 1911.
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What did your Thomae ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Thomae. 31% of Thomae men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Thomae women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Thomae were Farming and Housekeeper. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Common Laborer
  • Farming

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Thomae. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Thomae census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 553 immigration records available for the last name Thomae. 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 Cards

There are 777 military records available for the last name Thomae. For the veterans among your Thomae ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Thomae lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Thomae life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Thomae in 1953 was 60, and 76 in 2004.

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