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Tompkins Family History

Tompkins Name Meaning
English: patronymic from a pet form of the personal name Thomas.

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

1,043,712 Historical Documents with Tompkins on Ancestry.com
177,769 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
33,301 Military Records
10,747 Immigration Records
183,277 Census and Voter Lists
638,618 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Tompkins Families

  • Number of Tompkins families
     467 - 932
     156 - 466
     1 - 155
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Tompkins families
     216 - 429
     73 - 215
     1 - 72
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Tompkins families
     5 - 8
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Tompkins Family Origin

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Tompkins Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Tompkins families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

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Average Life Expectancy for Tompkins

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Tompkins Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Tompkins census records

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Tompkins Civil War Service Records

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