Tompkins Family History

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Tompkins Name Meaning

English: patronymic from a pet form of the personal name Thomas.

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


Similar surnames: Tomkins, Dopkins, Tomkinson, Tomlin, Hipkins, Hopkins, Tonkin

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Tompkins Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Tompkins name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    52%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    19%

  • Germanic Europe

    8%

  • Norway

    3%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    3%

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Tompkins Family Origin

Where is the Tompkins family from?

Tompkins Family Occupations

What did your Tompkins ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Tompkins family was Shoemaker. Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tompkins. The most common Tompkins occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 7% of Tompkins's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    7%
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Shoemaker

    2%

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

Tompkins Historical Records

What Tompkins family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 193,000 census records available for the last name Tompkins. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tompkins 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Tompkins. 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 35,000 military records available for the last name Tompkins. For the veterans among your Tompkins ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tompkins Life Expectancy

What is the average Tompkins lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Tompkins life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Tompkins in 1940 was 35, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tompkins

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tompkins 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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