Thoman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Bavaria, Germany is the ancestral home of the Thoman family. The Thoman surname evolved as a local name for a family that lived in Bavaria.

Early Origins of the Thoman family

The surname Thoman was first found in Bavaria, where this surname surfaced in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century onwards the name was associated with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

Early History of the Thoman family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Thoman research. Another 134 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1775, 1776, 1635, 1669, 1746, 1655, 1728, 1670, 1704, 1644, 1709, 1663 and 1721 are included under the topic Early Thoman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Thoman Spelling Variations

One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Thoman include Thoma, Thoman, Thom, Thoms, Toma, Thomas, Tomas, Thomasius, Thoeman, Thome, Thomen, Thomme, Thomm, Demel, Dehmel and many more.

Early Notables of the Thoman family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the name Thoman in this period include Frederic Count de Thoms (1669-1746), a German art collector; Peter Lorenz Thomas von Langenhardt (mid 17th century), Secretary of the Johannite Order of knights at Sonnenburg; Christian Thomas (1655-1728, known as Thomasius)...
Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Thoman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Thoman migration to the United States +

Thousands of German settlers came to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. The hardships of the long voyage were balanced by the opportunity to escape poverty and religious persecution. The descendents of these settlers still populate the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many also live in Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Thoman or a variant listed above:

Thoman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Daniel Thoman, who landed in Virginia in 1723 [1]
  • John Jacob Thoman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1723 [1]
  • Nicholas Thoman, who landed in Virginia in 1723 [1]
  • Philip Thoman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1728 [1]
  • Martin Thoman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1771 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Thoman (post 1700) +

  • Leroy D. Thoman, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Ohio 17th District, 1880 [2]
  • John Thoman, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Covington, Kentucky, 1934-35 (acting, 1934-35) [2]
  • Barbara Thoman, American politician, Anderson Coalition Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1980 [2]
  • Alois Thoman, American Republican politician, Kansas State Auditor, 1869-73 [2]


  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 2015, October 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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