What does the name Thomas mean?
The Thomas name origin is a medieval first name based on the Aramaic word meaning 'twin'. The Thomas surname is particularly prevalent throughout South Wales. Among the famous people called Thomas are Swansea born poet and author of Under Milkwood Dylan Thomas, actress Kristin Scott Thomas and English comedy actor Terry-Thomas.
The earliest occurrence of the Thomas surname in our family history documents is from 1450, and we currently have 6,693,788 records where Thomas appears.
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Typical jobs for Thomases
Hard-working people, the Thomases. 6461 worked in domestic service, according to the 1901 Census.
Where most Thomases lived
In the 1900s, you’d probably bump into a Thomas in Glamorganshire.
Thomases’ criminal history
How do we put this... Not all Thomases were angels, apparently. We found 6096 in criminal records.
Thomases in World War I
According to the World War I records, 7188 Thomases served in the First World War.