|Pronunciation||/ / TOMP-sən|
|Meaning||Son of Thom, Son of Thomas, Son of Tom|
|Variant form(s)||Di Tommaso, Thom, Thomas, Thomason, Thomassen, Thomasson, Thomson, Tom, Tomadze, Tomašević, Tomashov, Tomashvili, Tomaszewicz, Tomescu, Tommasi, Tumasian, Tumasyan|
Thompson is a variant spelling of Thomson and likewise, it is a patronymic surname of Scottish origin, with a variety of spellings, originally meaning "son of Thom(as)".An alternative origin may be geographical, arising from the placename Thompson. During the Plantation period, settlers carried the name to Ireland. Thom(p)son is also the English translation of MacTavish, which is the Anglicised version of the Gaelic name MacTamhais.
Thompson is the 14th most common surname in the United Kingdom. According to the 2010 United States Census, Thompson was the 23rd most frequently reported surname, accounting for 0.23% of the population.
Wright is an occupational surname originating in England. The term 'Wright' comes from the circa 700 AD Old English word 'wryhta' or 'wyrhta', meaning worker or shaper of wood. Later it became any occupational worker, and is used as a British family name.
MacLeod and McLeod are surnames in the English language.
Davies is a patronymic Welsh surname. It may be a corruption of Dyfed, itself a corruption of Dési, colonists from south-east Ireland who occupied the old tribal area of the Demetae in south-west Wales in the late third century AD, establishing a dynasty which lasted five centuries. Dyfed is recorded as a surname as late as the 12th century for e.g. Gwynfard Dyfed, born in 1175. 'Dafydd' appears as a given name in the 13th Century, e.g. Dafydd ap Gruffydd (1238–1283), Prince of Wales, and Dafydd ab Edmwnd, Welsh poet. The given name 'Dafydd' is generally translated into English as 'David'. Alternatively it may derive from David, the name of Wales's patron saint. In Wales Davies is standardly pronounced DAY-vis, that is, identically to Davis. This pronunciation also dominates elsewhere in the United Kingdom and is used by many outside it, though it competes with the spelling pronunciation DAY-veez, which is particularly common in the US.
Ellis is a unisex first name and a surname of Welsh and English origin. The surname was first recorded in 1202 in Lincolnshire, England. An independent French origin of the surname derives from the phrase fleur-de-lis.
Anderson is a surname deriving from a patronymic meaning "son of Anders/Andrew". It originated in parallel in the British Isles and the Nordic countries.
Todd is a surname meaning "fox", and may refer to:
Fisher is an English occupational name for one who obtained a living by fishing. The surname was also given to someone who lived close to a fish weir on a river. It is therefore a topographical type surname as well as an occupational type surname. In Ireland it is the anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Bradáin 'descendant of Bradán', a personal name meaning ‘salmon’. This name was sometimes translated into English as Salmon or Fisher. The Celtic name Mac an Iascair in Ireland or MacInesker in Scotland also translates to Fisher. The German version of the surname is Fischer, the Dutch version is Visser and the Italian version is Pescatore - which is derived from the Latin surname Piscator. The Fisher motto is "Respice finem" which means "Regard the End".
Henderson is a common Scottish surname. The name is derived from patronymic form of the name Hendry, which is a Scottish form of Henry. Some Hendersons also derive their name from Henryson.
Bailey is an occupational surname of English or possibly Norman origin.
The surname Collins has a variety of likely origins in Britain and Ireland:
Gavin is a male given name. It is a variation on the medieval name Gawain, meaning "God send" or "white hawk". Sir Gawain was a knight of King Arthur's Round Table. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is an epic poem connected with King Arthur's Round Table. Gawain beheads the Green Knight who promptly replaces his head and threatens Gawain an identical fate the same time next year. Decapitation figures elsewhere: the Italian name Gavino (considered equivalent to Gavin) is the name of an early Christian martyr who was beheaded in 300 AD, his head being thrown in the Mediterranean Sea only later reunited and interred with his body.
Bell is a surname common in English speaking countries with several word-origins.
Charlton or Charleton is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:
Edwards is a patronymic surname, which arose separately in England and Wales. It means "son of Edward". Edwards is the 14th most common surname in Wales and 21st most common in England. Within the United States, it was ranked as the 49th-most common surname as surveyed in 1990, falling to 51st in 2014.
Carter is a family name, and also may be a given name. Carter is of Irish, Scottish and English origin and is an occupational name given to one who transports goods by cart or wagon ultimately of Irish and Celtic derivation and an Irish reduced form of the name McCarter or the Scottish-Gaelic Mac Artair with Mc meaning son of and its appearance and pronunciation as Carter being the Anglicized form of the Irish Mac Artúir. The name is related to the Gaelic word cairt meaning cart, and ultimately from the Latin carettarius. Additionally, in Gaelic, the word "cairtear", which means tourist or sojourner, is also related. It is the 44th most common surname in the United States, 56th most common in England, 428th most common in Ireland where it is found with greatest frequency in County Laois as the 70th most common surname, and 274th in Scotland.
Thomas is a common surname of English, Welsh, Irish, Scottish, French, German, Dutch, and Danish origin.
Cameron is a given name in the English language. It is a popular unisex name in North America, Australia and the UK. Cameron is ranked as a top 50 name for boys in Scotland.
Richardson is an English surname of Anglo Saxon origin. The prefix Richard, is a given name derived from the Old English ric ("power") and hard ("brave"/"hardy"). The suffix -son denotes "son/descendant of". The names Richard and Richardson are found in records as early as 1381 in Yorkshire, England. It is the 64th most common surname in England. There are variant spellings including the Swedish Richardsson. People with the name Richardson or its variants include:
Cartwright is an English surname that originally means a maker of carts. Notable people with the surname include:
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