Tompson Family History

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Tompson Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Tom, a short form of the personal name Thomas.

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

Similar surnames: Tomson, Thompson, Thomason, Townson, Hampson, Tomlin, Tompkins

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Tompson Family Origin

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Tompson Family Occupations

What did your Tompson ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Tompson occupation in Canada was Farmer. 45% of Tompson's were Farmers. Farmer, Student and Going To School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tompson. A less common occupation for the Tompson family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Student

  • Going To School

  • Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Tompson ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Tompson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 75,000 census records available for the last name Tompson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tompson 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Tompson. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Tompson. For the veterans among your Tompson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tompson Life Expectancy

What is the average Tompson lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Tompson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Tompson in 1964 was 67, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tompson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tompson 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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