Tomè History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Tomè surname is one of the many derivatives of the Biblical first name that we know as Thomas. Originally an Aramic word that meant "twin," there are several surnames in most European languages that derive from this same source.

Early Origins of the Tomè family

The surname Tomè was first found in the county of Worcestershire, in central England where they have been found since at least 1327, when Walter Tomes was recorded in the Subsidy Rolls.

Important Dates for the Tomè family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tomè research. Another 86 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1601, 1602, 1701, and 1702 are included under the topic Early Tomè History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Tomè Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Tomb, Tombs, Tome, Toms, Toume, Tomes, Toombes and many more.

Early Notables of the Tomè family (pre 1700)

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Tomè migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Tomè Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Tome, who landed in America in 1782 [1]
Tomè Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Pablo Tome, aged 26, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1805 [1]
  • Jose Tome, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1816 [1]
  • Ramon Tome, aged 25, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1850 [1]
  • Paulino Tome, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1887 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Tomè (post 1700)

  • Jacob Tome (1810-1898), American Republican politician, Member of Maryland State Senate, 1864; Candidate for Governor of Maryland, 1871 [2]

Historic Events for the Tomè family

Empress of Ireland
  • Mr. Luigi Tome (1889-1914), American Third Class Passenger from Duluth, Minnesota, United States who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking [3]


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, October 21) . Retrieved from
  3. ^ Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 17) . Retrieved from
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