THOMPSON - Name Meaning & Origin

THOMPSON Surname Meaning & Origin:

Thompson is a patronymic surname meaning "son of the man known as Thom, Thomp, Thompkin, or other diminutive form of Thomas (twin)." Without the "p", the Thomson surname is often of Scottish origin.

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Fun Facts About the THOMPSON Surname:

Thamhais, Thomais, Tamhais, Tamhas

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Thompson Genealogy
Genealogy and descendants of Daniel Thompson, born in Rockingham County, North Carolina circa 1770.

Thompson DNA Project
DNA testing is making connections between families with Thompson surname variants used in different areas of the world including Thomson, Thomsen, Thomason, Thomazin, Taweson, MacThomas, MacTavish, MacCavish, Macomish, Macomb, McComas, McComb, MacCombie, and reasonable spelling variations.

Thompson Family Genealogy Forum
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THOMPSON Surname & Family Mailing Lists
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Read or post genealogy queries for the surname Thompson, and sign up for free notification when new Thompson queries are added. - THOMPSON Genealogy & Family History
Free databases and genealogy links for the last name Thompson.

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References: Surname Meanings & Origins

Cottle, Basil. Penguin Dictionary of Surnames. Baltimore, MD: Penguin Books, 1967.

Menk, Lars. A Dictionary of German Jewish Surnames. Avotaynu, 2005.

Beider, Alexander. A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from Galicia. Avotaynu, 2004.

Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford University Press, 1989.

Hanks, Patrick. Dictionary of American Family Names. Oxford University Press, 2003.

Smith, Elsdon C. American Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.