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Tamil Family History

Tamil Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Tawil, Jamil, Hamil, Basil, Amin, Tafel, Hamel, Camel, Kamel, Hamill

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Where is the Tamil family from?

You can see how Tamil families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tamil family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there was 1 Tamil family living in Missouri. This was 100% of all the recorded Tamil's in USA. Missouri had the highest population of Tamil families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tamil surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tamil ancestors do for a living?

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Tamil ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

What Tamil family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 215 census records available for the last name Tamil. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tamil census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 17 immigration records available for the last name Tamil. 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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Draft Cards

There are 5 military records available for the last name Tamil. For the veterans among your Tamil ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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