What does the name Thomas mean?
The origin of the Thomas surname is varied and it has arisen independently in a number of different locations. Thomas is the twelfth most popular surname in the United States, and third most common name in France, though also is widely found in the rest of the English-speaking world (particularly in Wales and Cornwall). Thomas has biblical origins, as one of the disciples of Jesus Christ, but also has patronymic roots as 'the son of 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.