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Thom Family History

Thom Name Meaning

Scottish and English: from the Middle English personal name T(h)om(me) a pet form of Thomas . In Scotland Thom is also an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Thom see McComb . German: from the personal name Thom a pet form of Thomas . This surname is also found in France. Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 譚 see Tan

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Thoms, Tom, Thum, Thome, Thor, Tham, Tome, Thomen, Thomey, Troy

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Where is the Thom family from?

You can see how Thom families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Thom family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Thom families were found in and Scotland in 1841. In 1891 there were 274 Thom families living in London. This was about 24% of all the recorded Thom's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Thom families in 1891.
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What did your Thom ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Thom. 24% of Thom men worked as a General Labourer and 76% of Thom women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Thom were Police Constable and Housewife. .

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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 1939

  • General Labourer
    24%
  • Insurance Agent
    12%
  • Medical Practitioner
    9%
  • Police Constable
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    76%
  • Private Means
    6%
  • Incapacitated
    3%
  • Housewife
    2%
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Census Records

There are 80,000 census records available for the last name Thom. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Thom 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 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Thom. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Thom. For the veterans among your Thom ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Thom lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Thom life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Thom in 1945 was 43, and 75 in 2004.

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