Thomson (surname)

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Thomson
Origin
Meaning"son of Thom", "son of Thomas", "little Thomas" (French)
Other names
Variant form(s) Thompson, Thomason, Tompson, MacTavish, MacTamhais

Thomson is a Scottish patronymic surname meaning "son of Thom, Thomp, Thompkin, or other diminutive of Thomas", itself derived from the Aramaic תום or Tôm, meaning "twin". The Welsh surname is documented in Cheshire records before and after the 1066 Norman Conquest. Variations include Thomason, Thomasson, Thomerson, Thomoson, and others. The French surname Thomson is first documented in Burgundy and is the shortened form for Thom[as]son, Thom[es]son. Variations include Thomassin, Thomason, Thomsson, Thomesson, Thomeson, and others. Thomson is uncommon as a given name. [1] [2] [3]

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References

  1. Hanks, Hardcastle and Hodges, Oxford Dictionary of First Names, Oxford University Press, 2nd edition, ISBN   978-0-19-861060-1, p.260.
  2. "Surname: Thomson". surnamedb.com. Retrieved 2008-01-09.
  3. "THOMPSON - Name Meaning & Origin". genealogy.about.com. Retrieved 2008-01-09.