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Where did the Scottish Thomsen family come from? What is the Scottish Thomsen family crest and coat of arms? When did the Thomsen family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Thomsen family history?Thomsen is one of the proud Scottish names to come from the Strathclyde clans of the Scottish/English Borderlands. It is derived from the ancient personal name Thomas, meaning twin.
It is only in the last few hundred years that rules have developed and the process of spelling according to sound has been abandoned. Scottish names from before that time tend to appear under many different spelling variations. Thomsen has been spelled Thomson, Tomson, Tamson, Thomsoun, M'Comie and others.
First found in Ayrshire, where the first listings of the name were found in the early 1300s. They include: John Thomson, "a man of low birth, but approved valour", leader of the men of Carrick in Edward Bruce's war in Ireland in 1318 and Adam Thomson who was listed as Lord of Kylnekylle, Ayrshire c. 1370-80. Closing out that century was Johannes filius Thome who was elected bailie of Aberdeen in 1398.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Thomsen research. Another 269 words(19 lines of text) covering the years 1318, 1370, 1461, 1547, 1668, 1700, 1799, and 1841 are included under the topic Early Thomsen History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Thomsen Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Thomsen family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 227 words(16 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Unwelcome in their beloved homeland, many Scots sailed for the colonies of North America. There, they found land and freedom, and even the opportunity to make a new nation in the American War of Independence. These Scottish settlers played essential roles in the founding of the United States, and the shaping of contemporary North America. Among them:
Thomsen Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
Thomsen Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
The Thomsen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Thomsen Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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