Tonks Family History

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Tonks Name Meaning

English (Midlands): patronymic from a pet form of the personal name Thomas.

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

Similar surnames: Monks, Tomes, Tonkin, Tong, Toney, Jenks, Toles, Pinks, Tank, Toni

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Tonks Family Origin

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Tonks Family Occupations

What did your Tonks ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, School and Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Tonks. The most common Tonks occupation in Canada was School. 83% of Tonks's were Schools.

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  • School

  • Farmer


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Tonks Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Tonks. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tonks 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 Tonks. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Tonks. For the veterans among your Tonks ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tonks Life Expectancy

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Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Tonks life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Tonks in 1945 was 59, and 79 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tonks 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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