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Tonn Name Meaning

German: metonymic occupational name for a cooper, from Middle Low German, Middle High German tunne, tonne ‘vat’, ‘barrel’, ‘cask’.

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


Similar surnames: Nonn, Tann, Mann, Venn, Tong, Dann, Rann, Bone, Jong, Toni

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Where is the Tonn family from?

You can see how Tonn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tonn family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Tonn families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 22 Tonn families living in Wisconsin. This was about 23% of all the recorded Tonn's in the USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Tonn families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tonn surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tonn ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Tonn. 41% of Tonn men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Tonn women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tonn were Farming and Teacher.

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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

  • Farmer
    41%
  • Laborer
    21%
  • Farm Laborer
    7%
  • Farming
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    11%
  • Housework
    11%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Teacher
    10%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Tonn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tonn 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Tonn. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Tonn. For the veterans among your Tonn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tonn lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Tonn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Tonn in 1958 was 60, and 83 in 2004.

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