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Tomey Name Meaning

Spanish and Aragonese: probably from a derivative of the personal name Tomás (see Thomas).

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


Similar surnames: Tomes, Tome, Tomek, Tormey, Tomer, Tomeo, Tobey, Tovey, Thomey, Gomez

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Where is the Tomey family from?

You can see how Tomey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tomey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tomey families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Tomey families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 43% of all the recorded Tomey's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Tomey families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tomey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tomey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Tomey. 25% of Tomey men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Tomey women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tomey were Truck Driver and Operator.

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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
    14%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    15%
  • Housewife
    15%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Operator
    15%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Tomey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tomey 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 901 immigration records available for the last name Tomey. 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 Tomey. For the veterans among your Tomey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tomey lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Tomey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Tomey in 1960 was 58, and 87 in 2004.

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