Thomason History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Thomason family

The surname Thomason was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France where this distinguished family held a family seat in the honor of the seigneurie of Mont Boillon.

Important Dates for the Thomason family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Thomason research. Another 77 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1697, 1721, 1766, 1619 and 1695 are included under the topic Early Thomason History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Thomason Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Thomassin, Thomasin, Thomesson, Thomeson, Thomazin, de Thomassin, Thomassen, Thomassin, Thomasin and many more.

Early Notables of the Thomason family (pre 1700)

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Thomason migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Thomason Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Mr. Thomason who settled in Virginia in 1649
  • John Thomason, who landed in Virginia in 1677 [1]
Thomason Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Thomas Thomason, who arrived in Virginia in 1703 [1]
  • Alice Thomason, who arrived in Virginia in 1705 [1]
  • Moses Thomason, who arrived in Virginia in 1740 [1]
  • Alex Thomason, who landed in Virginia in 1740 [1]
  • Alex Thomason, who settled in Virginia in 1740
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Thomason Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Thomason, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1818
  • Alex Thomason, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1844
  • Osmund Thomason, who landed in Illinois in 1844 [1]

Thomason migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Thomason Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • James Thomason, aged 45, a shepherd, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Howrah" in 1874
  • Clementina Thomason, aged 44, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Howrah" in 1874
  • Arthur Thomason, aged 15, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Howrah" in 1874
  • Eliza Thomason, aged 14, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Howrah" in 1874
  • Clementina Thomason, aged 12, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Howrah" in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Thomason (post 1700)

  • Arthur Wilson Thomason (1889-1944), American Major League Baseball outfielder
  • Robert Wayne Thomason (1952-1995), American mathematician who worked on algebraic K-theory
  • Dustin Thomason, American writer, best known as the co-writer of the 2004 novel The Rule of Four
  • Melvin Erskine Thomason (b. 1948), American Major League Baseball player
  • Sarah Grey "Sally" Thomason, American scholar of linguistics
  • John William Thomason Jr. (1893-1944), Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Marine Corps
  • Jeffrey David Thomason (b. 1969), former American NFL football tight end from San Diego, California
  • Robert Lee "Bobby" Thomason (b. 1928), former American NFL football quarterback
  • Robert Ewing Thomason (1879-1973), American politician, Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, Mayor of El Paso
  • Harry Z. Thomason (b. 1940), American film and television producer and director, best known for the television series Designing Women
  • ... (Another 24 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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