Tams Name Meaning

North German: from a short form of Thomas. English (Staffordshire): apparently from a patronymic of Tam, a variant of Tom, a short form of Thomas.

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

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Tams Family Origin

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Tams Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Potter

    8%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Tams family was Potter. The most common Tams occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Tams's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tams.

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Tams Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1949 and 2004, Tams life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Tams in 1949 was 49, and 89 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tams

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