Tams Family History

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Tams Name Meaning

North German: from a short form of Thomas. English (Staffordshire): apparently from a patronymic of Tam, a variant of Tom, a short form of Thomas.

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

Similar surnames: Toms, Tamm, Sams, Tamas, Tims, Mars, Hams, Lass, Tamasi, Ramm

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Tams Family Origin

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Tams Family Occupations

What did your Tams ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Coal Miner, Potter and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tams. A less common occupation for the Tams family was Potters Fireman. The most common Tams occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 7% of Tams's were Coal Miners.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Potter

  • Blacksmith

  • Potters Fireman


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

Tams Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Tams. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tams 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Tams. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

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

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Tams Life Expectancy

What is the average Tams lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Tams life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Tams in 1949 was 49, and 89 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tams

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tams 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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