Tombaugh Family History

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Tombaugh Name Meaning

topographic name from to dem bach ‘at the creek’, perhaps a hybrid form as Bach is standard German, bek(e) being the Low German form. habitational name from places in Hesse, Baden, and Bavaria called Dombach (earlier Tunbach, from tun, tan ‘mud’).

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


Similar surnames: Cobaugh, Sirbaugh, Surbaugh, Trobaugh, Keebaugh, Silbaugh, Stombaugh

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Tombaugh Family Origin

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Tombaugh Family Occupations

What did your Tombaugh ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Carpenter and Keeps House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tombaugh. A less common occupation for the Tombaugh family was Laborer. The most common Tombaugh occupation in the USA was Farmer. 67% of Tombaugh's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    67%
  • Carpenter

    6%
  • Keeps House

    6%
  • Laborer

    6%

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

Tombaugh Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Tombaugh. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tombaugh 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Tombaugh. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Tombaugh. For the veterans among your Tombaugh ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tombaugh Life Expectancy

What is the average Tombaugh lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Tombaugh life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Tombaugh in 1961 was 56, and 100 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tombaugh

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tombaugh 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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