Tomes Family History

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Tomes Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Tom, a short form of the personal name Thomas. Czech (Tomeš): from a variant of the personal name Tomáš (see Thomas). Spanish (Tomés): from a derivative of the personal name Tomás (see Thomas).

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

Similar surnames: Tome, Toles, Tomas, Domes, Toms, Tomey, Tomek, Romes, Thomes, Gomes

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Tomes Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Tomes name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Tomes. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Tomes Family Origin

Where is the Tomes family from?

Tomes Family Occupations

What did your Tomes ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Stone Mason, Stonemason and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tomes. A less common occupation for the Tomes family was Farmer. The most common Tomes occupation in the UK was Stone Mason. 12% of Tomes's were Stone Masons.

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  • Stone Mason

  • Stonemason

  • Coal Miner

  • Farmer


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

Tomes Historical Records

What Tomes family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Tomes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tomes 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Tomes. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Tomes. For the veterans among your Tomes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tomes Life Expectancy

What is the average Tomes lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Tomes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Tomes in 1954 was 72, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tomes

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tomes 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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