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Tomkins Surname Meaning

English (mainly East Midlands): variant of Tomkin from the Middle English personal name T(h)omkin a pet form of T(h)om(me) (see Thom ) itself a pet form of Thomas .

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


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

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Where is the Tomkins family from?

You can see how Tomkins families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tomkins family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tomkins families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 76 Tomkins families living in Ontario. This was about 48% of all the recorded Tomkins's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Tomkins families in 1911.
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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 Canada 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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*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
    28%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Clerk
    22%
  • Salesman
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housewife
    31%
  • Teacher
    24%
  • Income
    16%
  • Stenographer
    16%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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