Tomkins Family History

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Tomkins Name Meaning

English (mainly central England): patronymic from a pet form of the personal name Thomas.

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

Similar surnames: Tompkins, Tonkin, Tomkinson, Tomlin, Hopkins, Dopkins, Boykins

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Tomkins Family Origin

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Tomkins Family Occupations

What did your Tomkins ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Tomkins. 28% of Tomkins men worked as a Farmer and 31% of Tomkins women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tomkins were Salesman and Stenographer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Income
  • Stenographer

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

Tomkins Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 89,000 census records available for the last name Tomkins. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tomkins 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Tomkins. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Tomkins. For the veterans among your Tomkins ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tomkins Life Expectancy

What is the average Tomkins lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Tomkins life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Tomkins in 1953 was 60, and 83 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tomkins 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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