Tom Name Meaning

English and Dutch: from a short form of the personal name Thomas. Polish: from a short form of the personal name Tomasz (see Thomas). Chinese: see Tan.

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


Similar surnames: Toma, Tome, Toms, Dom, Toy, Loy, Pol, Toop, Tock, Tuomi

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Tom Family Origin

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Tom Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    14%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Coal Miner

    5%
  • Gentleman

    5%

In 1881, the most common Tom occupation in the UK was Farmer. 14% of Tom's were Farmers. Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tom. A less common occupation for the Tom family was Gentleman.

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Tom Historical Records

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Tom Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1942 and 2004, Tom life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Tom in 1942 was 40, and 69 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tom

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