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Tuma Family History

Tuma Surname Meaning

Czech (Tůma) and Polish: from a variant of the personal name Tomáš Polish Tomasz (see Thomas ). This surname is also found in Slovenia. Arabic: from the personal name Tūmā Arabic form of Thomas . It is found among both Muslims and Christians in part as an Arabized form of the Assyrian/Chaldean variant Toma Compare Touma .

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


Similar surnames: Toma, Thuma, Touma, Tuman, Tyma, Kuba, Tupa, Kula, Turk, Buza

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Where is the Tuma family from?

You can see how Tuma families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tuma family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Tuma families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 9 Tuma families living in Ontario. This was about 60% of all the recorded Tuma's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Tuma families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tuma surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tuma ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Tuma. 25% of Tuma men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Tuma women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tuma were Farm Laborer and Machine Operator. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    25%
  • Laborer
    9%
  • Farming
    7%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Seamstress
    8%
  • Maid
    8%
  • Machine Operator
    6%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Tuma. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Tuma. For the veterans among your Tuma ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tuma lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Tuma life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Tuma in 1955 was 54, and 78 in 2004.

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