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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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