Thomson Family History

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Thomson Name Meaning

Scottish spelling of Thompson.

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

Similar surnames: Thomason, Thompson, Thoman, Torson, Thueson, Thoms, Thoreson

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Thomson Family Origin

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Thomson Family Occupations

What did your Thomson ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Fisherman and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Thomson. The most common Thomson occupation in the UK was Farmer. 4% of Thomson's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Thomson family was Coal Miner.

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  • Farmer

  • Fisherman

  • Labourer

  • Coal Miner


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

Thomson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 786,000 census records available for the last name Thomson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Thomson 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 171,000 immigration records available for the last name Thomson. 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 72,000 military records available for the last name Thomson. For the veterans among your Thomson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Thomson Life Expectancy

What is the average Thomson lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Thomson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Thomson in 1942 was 29, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Thomson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Thomson 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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