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Tomlinson Family History

Tomlinson Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Tomlin.

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

Similar surnames: Tomkinson, Tonkinson, Allinson, Townson, Tomson, Rowlison, Tolson

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Where is the Tomlinson family from?

You can see how Tomlinson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tomlinson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tomlinson families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 426 Tomlinson families living in Ontario. This was about 63% of all the recorded Tomlinson's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Tomlinson families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tomlinson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tomlinson ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Tomlinson. 36% of Tomlinson men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Tomlinson women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tomlinson were Machinist and Nurse.

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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
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Operator
  • Income
  • Nurse
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Census Records

There are 326,000 census records available for the last name Tomlinson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tomlinson 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 26,000 immigration records available for the last name Tomlinson. 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 35,000 military records available for the last name Tomlinson. For the veterans among your Tomlinson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tomlinson lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Tomlinson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Tomlinson in 1941 was 59, and 76 in 2004.

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