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Toms Family History

Toms Surname Meaning

English (Cornwall Devon and Dorset): variant of Thom with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

Similar surnames: Tomes, Tome, Tom, Tams, Thoms, Toma, Tims, Tomas, Toop, Toombs

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Where is the Toms family from?

You can see how Toms families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Toms family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Toms families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 140 Toms families living in Ontario. This was about 66% of all the recorded Toms's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Toms families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Toms surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Toms ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Student were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Toms. 48% of Toms men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Toms women worked as a Student. Some less common occupations for Americans named Toms were Fisherman and Servant. .

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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
  • Fisherman

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Student
  • Income
  • Servant
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Census Records

There are 82,000 census records available for the last name Toms. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Toms 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 Toms. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Toms. For the veterans among your Toms ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Toms lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Toms life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Toms in 1943 was 26, and 75 in 2004.

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