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Tuomi Name Meaning

ornamental name from tuomi ‘choke cherry’ (Prunus padus). from the personal name Tuomi, a pet form of the male personal name Tuomas (see Thomas). This name is found chiefly in southwestern Finland. Mostly, it is an ornamental name adopted during the name conversion movement in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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


Similar surnames: Suomi, Nurmi, Wuori, Tome, Tom, Toma, Turi, Tuma, Doom, Toms

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Where is the Tuomi family from?

You can see how Tuomi families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tuomi family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1891 and 1920. The most Tuomi families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 21 Tuomi families living in Minnesota. This was about 30% of all the recorded Tuomi's in the USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Tuomi families in 1920.
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What did your Tuomi ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Tuomi. 38% of Tuomi men worked as a Laborer and 60% of Tuomi women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tuomi were Linotype Op and Maid.

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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

  • Laborer
    38%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Carpenter
    16%
  • Linotype Op
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Cook
    60%
  • Maid
    40%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Tuomi. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tuomi 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 Tuomi. 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 342 military records available for the last name Tuomi. For the veterans among your Tuomi ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tuomi lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2003, in the United States, Tuomi life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Tuomi in 1961 was 63, and 82 in 2003.

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