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Tomas Family History

Tomas Surname Meaning

Spanish and Portuguese (Tomás) Catalan (Tomàs) Czech and Slovak (Tomáš) Polish (also Tomaś) Croatian (also Tomaš) Slovenian (Tomaš): from a personal name equivalent to Thomas (in Polish and Croatian as byforms of Tomasz and Toma respectively and in Slovenian as an archaic spelling of Tomaž; see also 2 below). Americanized form of Slovenian Tomaž and Polish Tomasz: from a personal name equivalent to Thomas . English (London Staffordshire and Derbyshire): rare variant of Thomas .

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


Similar surnames: Tomes, Toman, Toma, Tomasi, Toms, Tamas, Tomaso, Tomac, Lomas, Jonas

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Where is the Tomas family from?

You can see how Tomas families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tomas family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tomas families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 53 Tomas families living in Ontario. This was about 36% of all the recorded Tomas's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Tomas families in 1911.
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What did your Tomas ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Tomas. 40% of Tomas men worked as a Farmer. .

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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
    40%
  • Basket Maker
    18%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Labourer
    18%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Tomas. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Tomas. For the veterans among your Tomas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tomas lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Tomas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Tomas in 1955 was 38, and 73 in 2004.

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