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Thomas Name Meaning
English, French, German, Dutch, Danish, and South Indian: from the medieval personal name, of Biblical origin, from Aramaic t’om’a, a byname meaning ‘twin’. It was borne by one of the disciples of Christ, best known for his scepticism about Christ’s resurrection (John 20:24–29). The th- spelling is organic, the initial letter of the name in the Greek New Testament being a theta. The English pronunciation as t rather than th- is the result of French influence from an early date. In Britain the surname is widely distributed throughout the country, but especially common in Wales and Cornwall. The Ukrainian form is Choma. HH, GT. ANCHOR NAME. Not Catalan - RS It is found as a personal name among Christians in India, and in the U.S. is used as a family name among families from southern India.

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

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Name Distribution of Thomas Families

  • Number of Thomas families
     4,065 - 8,128
     1,356 - 4,064
     1 - 1,355
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Thomas families
     16,377 - 32,752
     5,460 - 16,376
     1 - 5,459
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Thomas families
     241 - 479
     81 - 240
     1 - 80
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Thomas Family Origin

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Thomas Immigration Information

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Thomas Family Occupations

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