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Find more Tom 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 531 more people named Tom 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 2,374 people named Tom in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 22% more people named Tom in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 2,905 people named Tom were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 157 women had paying jobs
  • 66% reported their race as other than white
  • 6% were disabled
  • For 1,179 females, Marie was the most common name

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 12% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 905 were first-generation Americans
  • The most common mother tongue was Navajo Indian
  • 38% were first-generation Americans