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Tomlin Surname Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name T(h)omelin a double diminutive of T(h)om(me) (see Thom ) itself a pet form of Thomas .

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


Similar surnames: Timlin, Tolin, Tomson, Joslin, Jolin, Tomaino, Timblin, Roblin, Totin

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Where is the Tomlin family from?

You can see how Tomlin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tomlin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tomlin families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 108 Tomlin families living in Ontario. This was about 74% of all the recorded Tomlin's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Tomlin families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tomlin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tomlin ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Tomlin. 23% of Tomlin men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Tomlin women worked as a Housewife. .

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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
    23%
  • Labourer
    15%
  • Fireman
    8%
  • Student
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housewife
    100%
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Census Records

There are 95,000 census records available for the last name Tomlin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tomlin 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Tomlin. 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 13,000 military records available for the last name Tomlin. For the veterans among your Tomlin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tomlin lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Tomlin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Tomlin in 1946 was 44, and 73 in 2004.

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