The distinguished Czech surname Tuma is derived from the personal name
"Tomasz" and means "son of Tomasz." The personal name is the Slavic form of the English "Thomas."
Early Origins of the Tuma family
The surname Tuma was first found in Bohemia, where the name is thought to have first emerged. The personal name
"Thomas" and its many variations were common throughout Europe during the Middle Ages; therefore, it is likely that several branches of the surname Tuma emerged independently in several areas of Bohemia, Moravia, Silesia
, and Poland under a number of different forms. The earliest known family of this name was the Tomicki family of Galizia, first recorded in Posen in 1460. The young branches of the Tuma family were instrumental during this early period, playing major roles in the development of the medieval society of their various regions.
Early History of the Tuma family
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Tuma Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Tomek, Toman, Tuma, Tomas, Tomes, Toms, Tomicki, Tomasz, Tomala, Tomsu, Thomassich and many more.
Early Notables of the Tuma family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Tuma family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Tuma Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Alois Tuma, who immigrated to Chicago in 1878
- Albine Tuma, who settled in New York in 1892
Tuma Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Anna Tuma, aged 18, who landed in America from Tetrovice, Bohemia, in 1906
- Anna Tuma, aged 24, who settled in America from Stipoklasy, Austria, in 1907
- Dominik Tuma, who arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1907
- Alexander Tuma, aged 19, who emigrated to the United States from Budrei, Russia, in 1910
- Anna Tuma, aged 34, who landed in America from Schwechat, Austria, in 1912
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Contemporary Notables of the name Tuma (post 1700)
- Mym Tuma (b. 1940), American painter
- Romeu Tuma (1931-2010), Brazilian politician
- Martin Tuma (b. 1985), Czech professional ice hockey defenceman
- Florian Tuma, former Austrian figure skater, four-time Austrian national champion
- Zdenìk Tuma (b. 1960), Czech economist and a former Governor of the Czech National Bank
- Jaroslav Tuma (b. 1956), Czech organist, clavichord, harpsichordist and pianoforte player