Thoms Family History

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Thoms Name Meaning

North German, Scottish, and English: patronymic from a short form of Thomas.

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

Similar surnames: Toms, Thom, Thums, Thoma, Thome, Thomes, Thomas, Thomen, Tomes, Tom

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Thoms Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Thoms name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Thoms. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Thoms Family Origin

Where is the Thoms family from?

Thoms Family Occupations

What did your Thoms ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Thoms occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Thoms's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Thoms. A less common occupation for the Thoms family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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

Thoms Historical Records

What Thoms family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Thoms. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Thoms 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Thoms. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Thoms. For the veterans among your Thoms ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Thoms Life Expectancy

What is the average Thoms lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Thoms life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Thoms in 1944 was 47, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Thoms 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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