Updated June 9, 2019

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Family name origins & meanings

  • Finnish : ornamental name from tuomi ‘choke cherry’ (Prunus padus).
  • Finnish : from the personal name Tuomi, a pet form of the male personal name Tuomas (see Thomas). This name is found chiefly in southwestern Finland. Mostly, it is an ornamental name adopted during the name conversion movement in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.