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Find more Thom relatives and grow your tree by exploring billions of historical records. Taken every decade since 1790, the U.S. Federal Census can tell you a lot about your family. For example, from 1930 to 1940 there were 294 more people named Thom in the United States — and some of them are likely related to you.

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What if you had a window into the history of your family? With historical records, you do. From home life to career, records help bring your relatives' experiences into focus. There were 2,934 people named Thom in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 10% more people named Thom in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 3,228 people named Thom were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 17% of women had paying jobs
  • 48%, or 408 people, lived in homes they rented
  • The typical household was 3 people
  • 136 were disabled

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As Thom families continued to grow, they left more tracks on the map:

  • 15% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 474 were born in foreign countries
  • Most fathers originated from Scotland
  • The most common mother tongue was German