Tonkinson Family History

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Tonkinson Name Meaning

English (West Midlands): patronymic from the personal name Tonkin.

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


Similar surnames: Tomkinson, Hankinson, Tomlinson, Adkinson, Watkinson, Townson

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Tonkinson Family Origin

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Tonkinson Family Occupations

What did your Tonkinson ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Tonkinson family was Beamer-Cotton Mill. Farmer, Farming and Beamer In Mill were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tonkinson. The most common Tonkinson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Tonkinson's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Farming

    16%
  • Beamer In Mill

    5%
  • Beamer-Cotton Mill

    5%

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

Tonkinson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Tonkinson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tonkinson 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Tonkinson. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Tonkinson. For the veterans among your Tonkinson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tonkinson Life Expectancy

What is the average Tonkinson lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Tonkinson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Tonkinson in 1960 was 56, and 51 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tonkinson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tonkinson 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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