Thompson Family History

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Thompson Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Thomas. Thompson is widely distributed throughout Britain, but is most common in northern England and northern Ireland. Americanized form of Thomsen.

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

Similar surnames: Thomason, Tompson, Thomas, Tomson, Thomasson, Thomerson, Hampson

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Thompson Family Origin

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Thompson Family Occupations

What did your Thompson ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Thompson. 30% of Thompson men worked as a Farmer and 7% of Thompson women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Thompson were Carpenter and Farmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Income
  • Housekeeper
  • Farmer

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

Thompson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4 million census records available for the last name Thompson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Thompson 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 662,000 immigration records available for the last name Thompson. 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 727,000 military records available for the last name Thompson. For the veterans among your Thompson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Thompson Life Expectancy

What is the average Thompson lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Thompson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Thompson in 1940 was 34, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Thompson ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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