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Tomson 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: Tompson, Tolson, Toms, Townson, Toman, Thomsen, Dobson, Gosson

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Where is the Tomson family from?

You can see how Tomson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tomson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tomson families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 21 Tomson families living in Ontario. This was about 36% of all the recorded Tomson's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Tomson families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tomson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tomson ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Tomson. 75% of Tomson men worked as a Farmer.

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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
    75%
  • Miner
    25%
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Census Records

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Tomson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tomson 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 Tomson. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Tomson. For the veterans among your Tomson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tomson lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Tomson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Tomson in 1957 was 68, and 84 in 2004.

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