Thames Family History

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Thames Name Meaning

English: apparently a topographic name for someone who lived by the river so named in southeastern England.

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

Similar surnames: Hames, Hamel, Hamer, Ohmes, Chaves, Haimes, Tomes, Harmes, Shames

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Thames Family Origin

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Thames Family Occupations

What did your Thames ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Thames. A less common occupation for the Thames family was Farm Laborer. The most common Thames occupation in the USA was Farmer. 52% of Thames's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer


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

Thames Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Thames. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Thames census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Thames. 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 Card

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Thames. For the veterans among your Thames ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Thames Life Expectancy

What is the average Thames lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Thames life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Thames in 1943 was 47, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Thames ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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