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

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  • Coal Miner

    7%
  • Potter

    7%
  • Blacksmith

    5%
  • Potters Fireman

    4%

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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Tams Historical Records

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Tams Life Expectancy

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Between 1949 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tams

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