Tomkins Family History

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Tomkins Name Meaning

English (mainly central England): patronymic from a pet form of the personal name Thomas.

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


Similar surnames: Tompkins, Tonkin, Tomkinson, Tomlin, Hopkins, Dopkins, Boykins

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Tomkins Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Tomkins name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Tomkins. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    58%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    26%

  • Germanic Europe

    5%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    2%

  • Norway

    2%

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Tomkins Family Origin

Where is the Tomkins family from?

Tomkins Family Occupations

What did your Tomkins ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Tomkins family was Farm Laborer. The most common Tomkins occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Tomkins's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tomkins.

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

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

Tomkins Historical Records

What Tomkins family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 89,000 census records available for the last name Tomkins. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tomkins 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Tomkins. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Tomkins. For the veterans among your Tomkins ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tomkins Life Expectancy

What is the average Tomkins lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Tomkins life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Tomkins in 1953 was 60, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tomkins

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tomkins 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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