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Tome Name Meaning

Spanish and Portuguese (Tomé): from a personal name equivalent to Thomas. Northern Italian (Tomè): from a derivative of the personal name Tommaso, Italian equivalent of Thomas. Slovenian: from a short form of the personal name Tomaž (see Thomas), + the suffix -e, usually used of young people.

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


Similar surnames: Tomes, Toma, Tom, Tobe, Tone, Toms, Tomek, Tomme, Dome, Tomey

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Where is the Tome family from?

You can see how Tome families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tome family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tome families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 6 Tome families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 86% of all the recorded Tome's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Tome families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tome surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tome ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Tome. 33% of Tome men worked as a Laborer and 23% of Tome women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tome were Waiter and Nurse.

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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
    33%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Labor
    9%
  • Waiter
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
    23%
  • Waitress
    17%
  • Domestic
    17%
  • Nurse
    12%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Tome. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tome 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Tome. 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 928 military records available for the last name Tome. For the veterans among your Tome ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tome lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Tome life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Tome in 1957 was 45, and 71 in 2004.

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