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Thoms Name Meaning

North German Scottish and English: patronymic from a short form of Thomas .

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

Similar surnames: Toms, Thom, Thums, Thoma, Thome, Thomes, Thomas, Thomen, Tomes, Tom

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Where is the Thoms family from?

You can see how Thoms families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Thoms family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Thoms families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 58 Thoms families living in Ontario. This was about 48% of all the recorded Thoms's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Thoms families in 1911.
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What did your Thoms ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Farmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Thoms. 55% of Thoms men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Thoms women worked as a Farmer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Thoms were Cultivateur and Stenographer. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Barber
  • Cultivateur

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Thoms. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Thoms 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Thoms. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Thoms. For the veterans among your Thoms ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Thoms lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Thoms life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Thoms in 1944 was 47, and 78 in 2004.

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