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Tumwater, Washington

Tumwater, WA  ANCESTRY & FAMILY HISTORY
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Tumwater is in Thurston County. The county seat is Olympia.

Major ancestry groups reported by Tumwater residents include:

· German - 19%
· Irish - 13%
· English - 12%
· Norwegian - 5%
· Swedish - 4%
· Italian - 4%
· French (except Basque) - 4%
· Mexican - 2%
· Scotch-Irish - 2%
· Scottish - 2%
· Welsh - 2%
· Polish - 2%
· Dutch - 2%
· European - 2%
· American Indian tribes, specified - 1%
· Black or African American - 1%
· Danish - 1%
· Vietnamese - 1%
· Korean - 1%
· Czech - 1%
· Other Hispanic or Latino - 1%
· Filipino - 1%
· Scandinavian - 1%
· British - 1%
· Canadian - 1%
· Portuguese - 1%
· Russian - 1%
· French Canadian - 1%
· Japanese - 1%
· Asian Indian - 1%
· Chinese, except Taiwanese - 1%
· Finnish - 1%

Former names for Tumwater include:
· Shute's River Falls
· New Market

For more detail about place names in the Tumwater area, consult Washington State Place Names, James W. Phillips; Signposts & Settlers, Robert I. Alotta
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