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Tomes Family History

Tomes Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Tom, a short form of the personal name Thomas. Czech (Tomeš): from a variant of the personal name Tomáš (see Thomas). Spanish (Tomés): from a derivative of the personal name Tomás (see Thomas).

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


Similar surnames: Tome, Toles, Tomas, Domes, Toms, Tomey, Tomek, Romes, Thomes, Gomes

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Where is the Tomes family from?

You can see how Tomes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tomes family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tomes families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 3 Tomes families living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Tomes's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Tomes families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tomes surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tomes ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Tomes. 25% of Tomes men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Tomes women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tomes were Salesman and Laborer.

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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

  • Farmer
    25%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Truck Driver
    7%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    16%
  • Waitress
    12%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Laborer
    6%
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Census Records

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Tomes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tomes 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 Tomes. 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 Tomes. For the veterans among your Tomes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tomes lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Tomes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Tomes in 1954 was 72, and 73 in 2004.

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