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Tompson Family History

Tompson Name Meaning

English: variant of Thompson .

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


Similar surnames: Tomson, Thompson, Thomason, Townson, Hampson, Tomlin, Tompkins

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Where is the Tompson family from?

You can see how Tompson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tompson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tompson families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 145 Tompson families living in Lancashire. This was about 17% of all the recorded Tompson's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Tompson families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tompson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tompson ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Carpenter and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Tompson. 20% of Tompson men worked as a Carpenter and 66% of Tompson women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tompson were Butcher and Domestic Duties. .

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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

  • Carpenter
    20%
  • House Decorator
    20%
  • Builders Labourer
    20%
  • Butcher
    20%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    66%
  • Private Means
    6%
  • Housewife
    4%
  • Domestic Duties
    3%
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Census Records

There are 75,000 census records available for the last name Tompson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tompson 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Tompson. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Tompson. For the veterans among your Tompson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tompson lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Tompson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Tompson in 1964 was 67, and 77 in 2004.

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