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Tolkien Family History

Tolkien Name Meaning

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

3,834 Historical Documents with Tolkien on Ancestry
754 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
49 Military Records
65 Immigration Records
669 Census and Voter Lists
2,297 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Tolkien Families

  • Number of Tolkien families
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Tolkien families
     7 - 12
     3 - 6
     1 - 2
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Tolkien last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Tolkien census records

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Tolkien Family Origin

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Average Life Expectancy for Tolkien

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Tolkien Family Occupations

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Military Service by Tolkien

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