Tomlin Family History

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Tomlin Name Meaning

English: from a pet form of Tom, a short form of the personal name Thomas.

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

Similar surnames: Timlin, Tolin, Tomson, Joslin, Jolin, Tomaino, Timblin, Roblin, Totin

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Tomlin Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Tomlin name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Tomlin Family Origin

Where is the Tomlin family from?

Tomlin Family Occupations

What did your Tomlin ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tomlin. A less common occupation for the Tomlin family was Farm Laborer. The most common Tomlin occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of Tomlin's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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

Tomlin Historical Records

What Tomlin family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 95,000 census records available for the last name Tomlin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tomlin 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Tomlin. 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 13,000 military records available for the last name Tomlin. For the veterans among your Tomlin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tomlin Life Expectancy

What is the average Tomlin lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Tomlin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Tomlin in 1946 was 44, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tomlin 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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