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Toma Name Meaning

Italian, French, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, etc.: from a short form of the personal name Thomas (Italian Tommaso, French Thomas, Polish Tomasz). Arabic: from Tuma, Arabic form of Thomas. Japanese (Toma): variously written with characters used phonetically; two such combinations mean ‘Tang Chinese space’ and ‘appropriate truth’ and are found mostly in the Ryukyu Islands.

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


Similar surnames: Tuma, Tome, Tom, Touma, Toda, Toman, Toms, Tyma, Tomac, Tomas

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Where is the Toma family from?

You can see how Toma families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Toma family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Toma families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 10 Toma families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 14% of all the recorded Toma's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Toma families in 1880.
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What did your Toma ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Toma. 27% of Toma men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Toma women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Toma were Farmer and Clerk.

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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

  • Laborer
    27%
  • Carpenter
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    7%
  • Farmer
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Cook
    13%
  • Maid
    10%
  • Operator
    10%
  • Clerk
    10%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Toma. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Toma 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Toma. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Toma. For the veterans among your Toma ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Toma lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Toma life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Toma in 1957 was 68, and 78 in 2004.

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