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Tomer Family History

Tomer Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish female personal name Tomer, the Biblical name Tamar (Genesis 38:6).

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


Similar surnames: Tober, Tome, Tomes, Omer, Romer, Toder, Kober, Komer, Tozer, Tamer

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Where is the Tomer family from?

You can see how Tomer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tomer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tomer families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 9 Tomer families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 43% of all the recorded Tomer's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Tomer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tomer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tomer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Tomer. 25% of Tomer men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Tomer women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tomer were Mechanic and Housewife.

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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
    25%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Mechanic
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    18%
  • Housework
    14%
  • Teacher
    14%
  • Housewife
    11%
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What Tomer family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Tomer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tomer 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 726 immigration records available for the last name Tomer. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Tomer. For the veterans among your Tomer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tomer lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Tomer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Tomer in 1950 was 41, and 71 in 2004.

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