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Thomen Name Meaning

North German: patronymic from a short form of the personal name Thomas.

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


Similar surnames: Thomsen, Thommen, Thomes, Thoen, Thome, Thomey, Tholen, Tomes

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Where is the Thomen family from?

You can see how Thomen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Thomen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Thomen families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 9 Thomen families living in Quebec. This was about 39% of all the recorded Thomen's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Thomen families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Thomen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Thomen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Thomen. 20% of Thomen men worked as a Laborer and 67% of Thomen women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Thomen were Mill Laborer and Clerk.

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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

  • Laborer
    20%
  • Truck Driver
    20%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Mill Laborer
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    67%
  • Clerk
    34%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Thomen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Thomen 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 938 immigration records available for the last name Thomen. 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 302 military records available for the last name Thomen. For the veterans among your Thomen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Thomen lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Thomen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Thomen in 1957 was 53, and 91 in 2004.

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