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Thomason Family History

Thomason Name Meaning

English (mainly Lancashire): from the Middle English personal name Thomas + -son ‘son of Thomas’. Americanized form (and a rare Swedish variant) of Swedish Thomasson a cognate of 1 above. Americanized form of Danish Thomasen and Norwegian Danish Dutch or North German Thomassen cognates of

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


Similar surnames: Thompson, Thomasson, Tomson, Tompson, Thomas, Thomerson, Thomaston

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Where is the Thomason family from?

You can see how Thomason families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Thomason family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Thomason families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 980 Thomason families living in Lancashire. This was about 41% of all the recorded Thomason's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Thomason families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Thomason surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Thomason 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 Thomason. 9% of Thomason men worked as a General Labourer and 74% of Thomason women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Thomason were Retired 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
    9%
  • Bricklayer
    5%
  • Builders Labourer
    5%
  • Retired
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    74%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Private Means
    2%
  • Housewife
    2%
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Census Records

There are 111,000 census records available for the last name Thomason. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Thomason 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Thomason. 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 21,000 military records available for the last name Thomason. For the veterans among your Thomason ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Thomason lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Thomason life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Thomason in 1942 was 43, and 75 in 2004.

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