Toms Family History

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Toms Name Meaning

English (Devon and Dorset): patronymic from Tom, a short form of the personal name Thomas.

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

Similar surnames: Tomes, Tome, Tom, Tams, Thoms, Toma, Tims, Tomas, Toop, Toombs

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Toms Family Origin

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Toms Family Occupations

What did your Toms ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Toms occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 4% of Toms's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Toms family was Farm Labourer. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Toms.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Farm Labourer


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

Toms Historical Records

What Toms family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 82,000 census records available for the last name Toms. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Toms 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Toms. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Toms. For the veterans among your Toms ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Toms Life Expectancy

What is the average Toms lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Toms life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Toms in 1943 was 26, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Toms

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Toms 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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