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Toman Surname Meaning

Czech Polish and Croatian; Slovak (also Tomáň): from a pet form or other derivative of the personal name Czech and Slovak Tomáš Croatian Toma Polish Tomasz (see Thomas ). Slovenian: from an old derivative of the personal name Tomaž or of its old form Toma (see Thomas ) or a Slovenized form of the German cognate Thomann . Irish (Down): shortened form of O'Toman an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Tuamáin ‘descendant of Tuamán’ a personal name based on a diminutive of tuaim ‘hill’. English (Cornwall): occupational name from the Middle English personal name T(h)om(me) (see Thom ) + -man ‘servant of T(h)om(me)’. English (Cornwall): nickname or status name from Middle English t(o)unman t(o)unmon ‘villein tenant farmer; villager’ (Old English tūnmann). English (Cornwall): habitational name from Tumholme in Owston (Yorkshire). The placename probably derives from an Old Norse personal name Tumbi + Old Norse holmr ‘small island water meadow’.

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


Similar surnames: Toran, Doman, Toma, Tomas, Tomac, Todman, Coan, Tuman, Roman, Ulman

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You can see how Toman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Toman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Toman families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 22 Toman families living in Ontario. This was about 54% of all the recorded Toman's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Toman families in 1911.
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What did your Toman ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Toman. 57% of Toman men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Toman women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Toman were Laborer and Servant. .

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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
    57%
  • Labourer
    19%
  • Blacksmith
    13%
  • Laborer
    13%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Teacher
    50%
  • Servant
    50%
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Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Toman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Toman in 1947 was 61, and 77 in 2004.

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