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Thomas Name Meaning

English, French, German, Dutch, Danish, and South Indian: from the medieval personal name, of Biblical origin, from Aramaic t’om’a, a byname meaning ‘twin’. It was borne by one of the disciples of Christ, best known for his scepticism about Christ’s resurrection (John 20:24–29). The th- spelling is organic, the initial letter of the name in the Greek New Testament being a theta. The English pronunciation as t rather than th- is the result of French influence from an early date. In Britain the surname is widely distributed throughout the country, but especially common in Wales and Cornwall. The Ukrainian form is Choma. It is found as a personal name among Christians in India, and in the U.S. is used as a family name among families from southern India.

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

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Thomas Family Origin

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Thomas Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    10%
  • Coal Miner

    6%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    2%

In 1881, the most common Thomas occupation in the UK was Farmer. 10% of Thomas's were Farmers. Farmer, Coal Miner and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Thomas. A less common occupation for the Thomas family was Agricultural Labourer.

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