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Where did the Scottish Tompson family come from? What is the Scottish Tompson family crest and coat of arms? When did the Tompson family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Tompson family history?The roots of the distinguished surname Tompson can be found in Scotland. The name is derived from the popular given name Thomas, an Aramaic name meaning "twin," and refers to "a son of Thomas or Thom." The spelling of the name with a "p" distinguishes the family from the Thomsons, who were a Scottish Clan originally known as MacThomais.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Tompson, Thompson and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tompson research. Another 265 words(19 lines of text) covering the years 1668, 1614, 1681, 1661, 1679, 1625, 1683, 1663, 1673, 1683, 1639, 1701, 1689, 1690, 1695, 1698 and 1701 are included under the topic Early Tompson History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 145 words(10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tompson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Tompson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 175 words(12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Tompson Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Tompson Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Tompson Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Nosce teipsum
Motto Translation: Know thyself.
The Tompson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tompson 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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