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Tomkinson Family History

Tomkinson Name Meaning

English: patronymic from a pet form of the personal name Thomas.

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


Similar surnames: Tonkinson, Tomlinson, Tomkins, Tompkins, Townson, Hodkinson

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Where is the Tomkinson family from?

You can see how Tomkinson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tomkinson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Tomkinson families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 22 Tomkinson families living in Ontario. This was about 46% of all the recorded Tomkinson's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Tomkinson families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tomkinson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tomkinson ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Warehouseman was the top reported job for people in the CA named Tomkinson. 67% of Tomkinson men worked as a Warehouseman.

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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

  • Warehouseman
    67%
  • Farmer
    34%
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Census Records

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Tomkinson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tomkinson 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Tomkinson. 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 Tomkinson. For the veterans among your Tomkinson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tomkinson lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Tomkinson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Tomkinson in 1956 was 29, and 83 in 2004.

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