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Find more Tompkins 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 780 less people named Tompkins 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 13,309 people named Tompkins in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 6% less people named Tompkins in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 12,529 people named Tompkins were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 21% of adults were unmarried
  • 53%, or 1,722 people, lived in homes they rented
  • 12,077 rented out rooms to boarders
  • 1,466 owned their homes, valued on average at $3,472

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most fathers originated from Texas
  • 550 were born in foreign countries
  • 2,316 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • Most immigrants originated from Canada