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Loomis Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a lost place near Bury in Lancashire recorded in the Middle Ages as Lumhalghs and apparently named with the Old English elements lumm ‘pool’ + halh ‘nook recess’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Coombs, Coombe, Look, Loose, Louis, Lomas, Somes, Lois, Loos, Woodis

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Where is the Loomis family from?

You can see how Loomis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Loomis family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Loomis families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 362 Loomis families living in New York. This was about 43% of all the recorded Loomis's in USA. New York had the highest population of Loomis families in 1840.
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What did your Loomis ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Loomis. 16% of Loomis men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Loomis women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Loomis were Clerk and Stenographer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Loomis. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 29,000 military records available for the last name Loomis. For the veterans among your Loomis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Loomis lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Loomis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Loomis in 1944 was 32, and 76 in 2004.

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