Tomkinson Family History

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Tomkinson Name Meaning

English: patronymic from a pet form of the personal name Thomas.

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

Similar surnames: Tonkinson, Tomlinson, Tomkins, Tompkins, Townson, Hodkinson

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Tomkinson Family Origin

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Tomkinson Family Occupations

What did your Tomkinson ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Tomkinson family was Dressmaker. The most common Tomkinson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Tomkinson's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Clergyman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tomkinson.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Clergyman

  • Dressmaker


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

Tomkinson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Tomkinson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tomkinson 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Tomkinson. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Tomkinson. For the veterans among your Tomkinson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tomkinson Life Expectancy

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Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Tomkinson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Tomkinson in 1956 was 29, and 83 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tomkinson 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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