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The roots of the distinguished surname Thompson 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.

Thompson Early Origins



The surname Thompson was first found in Cumberland, where the Thompson family held a family seat from ancient times. However, some of the family were found at Shotton in Durham. "The family of Thompson held property here, chiefly by copy of court-roll, at least as early as the reign of Elizabeth; and from them the estate came by marriage, in the middle of the last century, to the Brandlings." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Thompson Spelling Variations


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Thompson Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Tompson, Thompson and others.

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Thompson Early History


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Thompson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Thompson research. Another 265 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1668, 1614, 1681, 1661, 1679, 1625, 1683, 1663, 1673, 1683, 1659, 1700, 1639, 1701, 1689, 1690, 1695, 1698, 1701 and are included under the topic Early Thompson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Thompson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Thompson Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family at this time was Sir William Thompson (1614-1681), English politician, Member of Parliament for the City of London (1661 to 1679); Sir Henry Thompson ( ca. 1625-1683) was an English wine merchant and politician, Lord Mayor of York (1663), Member of Parliament for York (1673-1683)...

Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Thompson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Thompson In Ireland


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Thompson In Ireland



Some of the Thompson 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 and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Thompson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Edward Thompson, who was one of the passengers on the "Mayflower" in 1620
  • David Thompson, who settled in Maine in 1623
  • Anthony Thompson, who arrived in Connecticut in 1637
  • Edmund Thompson, who landed in Salem, Massachusetts in 1637
  • Eldred Thompson, who landed in Virginia in 1644
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Thompson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Dorothy Thompson, who arrived in Virginia in 1702
  • Elizabeth Thompson, who landed in Virginia in 1714
  • Allen Thompson, who arrived in New York in 1738
  • Hannah Thompson, who arrived in Maryland in 1740
  • Ebenezer Thompson, who arrived in New England in 1743
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Thompson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alexander Thompson, who arrived in America in 1800
  • Christian Thompson, who arrived in America in 1801
  • Anna Thompson, aged 30, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1803
  • Hector Thompson, who arrived in America in 1804
  • Hugh Thompson, who landed in America in 1805
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Thompson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Harry Adolph Thompson, who landed in Alabama in 1929

Thompson Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Thompson, who arrived in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1756 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • Anthony Thompson, who came to Fort Cumberland, Nova Scotia in 1774
  • George Thompson, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1778
  • Andrew Thompson, who settled in Harbour Grace, Newfoundland in 1780 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • Mr. John Thompson U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway, [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on December 13, 1783 was passenger number 454 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on November 14, 1783 at East River, New York, USA [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Thompson Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Charles Thompson, who landed in Canada in 1831
  • Hiram Thompson, who arrived in Canada in 1831
  • James Thompson, aged 16, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "John & Mary" from Belfast, Ireland
  • George Thompson, aged 15, a gentleman, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Pacific" from Liverpool, England
  • John Thompson, aged 13, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Pacific" from Liverpool, England
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Thompson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Thompson, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Agamemnon" on April 22, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Agamemnon voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1820 with 179 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agamemnon/1820
  • Thomas Thompson, English convict from Lincoln, who was transported aboard the "Agamemnon" on April 22, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Agamemnon voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1820 with 179 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agamemnon/1820
  • William Thompson, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Agamemnon" on April 22, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Agamemnon voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1820 with 179 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agamemnon/1820
  • James Thompson, English convict from Berwick, who was transported aboard the "Adamant" on March 16, 1821, settling in New South Wales, Australia [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Adamant voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1821 with 144 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adamant/1821
  • Joseph Thompson, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 17, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Thompson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • R Thompson landed in Hokianga, New Zealand in 1834
  • Mr Thompson landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Middlesex
  • David Thompson landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1840
  • William Thompson landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Alexander Thompson, aged 28, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blenheim" in 1840
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Thompson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Thompson (post 1700)



  • Kenneth P. "Ken" Thompson (1966-2016), American lawyer, Kings County District Attorney (2014-2016)
  • Jane Thompson AICP (1927-2016), American urbanist, designer and planner
  • Richard Church Thompson (1957-2016), American illustrator and cartoonist, known for his syndicated comic strip Cul de Sac
  • Charles Phillip Thompson (1918-2016), American swing and bebop pianist, organist, composer and arranger
  • Patricia J. Thompson (1926-2016), also known as Yelena Vladimirovna Mayakovskaya, an American philosopher and author of more than 20 books
  • Robbin Thompson (1949-2015), American singer-songwriter, member of Steel Mill, an early Bruce Springsteen band
  • Abraham Thomas "Daniel" Thompson (1921-2015), Canadian-born American inventor and entrepreneur, best known as the inventor of the first commercially-viable bagel-making machine
  • Gordon Thompson Jr. (1929-2015), United States District Judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of California
  • Fred Dalton Thompson (1942-2015), American politician, actor, attorney, lobbyist, and radio host, represented Tennessee in the U.S. Senate (1994-2003)
  • William Thompson (1848-1917), American gold and two time bronze Olympic medalist for archery at the 1904 Summer Games
  • ... (Another 29 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Thompson Historic Events


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Thompson Historic Events




Arrow Air Flight 1285

  • Mr. Scott Bryan Thompson (b. 1963), American Specialist 4th Class from South Waverly, Pennsylvania, USA who died in the crash of Arrow Air Flight 1285 on December 12, 1985 in Gander, Newfoundland, Canada
  • Mr. Danny C Thompson (b. 1957), American Sergeant from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, USA who died in the crash of Arrow Air Flight 1285 on December 12, 1985 in Gander, Newfoundland, Canada

Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. Gerrard James Thompson, British Plumber from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914
  • Mrs. T Thompson, Canadian Third Class Passenger from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

Halifax Explosion

  • Miss Bernice Ford  Thompson (1910-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Miss Jean  Thompson (1911-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Master Robert G.  Thompson (1911-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Mrs. Emily  Thompson, Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Master James J.  Thompson (1913-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • ... (Another 4 entries are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. William Raymond Thompson (1920-1941), Australian Stoker from Coburg, New South Wales, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking
  • Mr. Harry Edward Thompson (1922-1941), Australian Wireman from Parkdale, Victoria, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

HMS Hood

  • Mr. Robert Thompson (b. 1924), English Boy 1st Class serving for the Royal Navy from Morecambe, Lancashire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking
  • Mr. Harold Thompson (b. 1904), English Able Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Leeds, Yorkshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Robson Thompson, British Able Seaman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking
  • Mr. R Thompson, British Petty Office Stoker, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking
  • Mr. N Thompson, British Chief Petty Officer Mechanician, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking
  • Mr. H Thompson, British Able Seaman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking
  • Mr. Charles Thompson, British Corporal Marine, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking
  • ... (Another 4 entries are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Robert James Thompson (1919-1942), British Stoker 1st Class, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking, was listed as missing presumed killed in the evacuation of Singapore in 1942
  • Mr. Herbert H Thompson, British Petty Officer, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking
  • Mr. Norman George Cameron Thompson (b. 1920), Scottish Ordinary Seaman from Dundee, Scotland, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Elbridge Blish Thompson, American 1st Class Passenger from Seymour, Indiana, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking
  • Mr. Leo Henry Thompson, English Able-Bodied Seaman from England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking
  • Mr. John Thompson, English O Seaman from England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking
  • Mr. John Thompson, English Trimmer from Seacombe, Cheshire, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking and was recovered
  • Mr. John E. Thompson, English Trimmer from Everton, Liverpool, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking
  • ... (Another 8 entries are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. John William Thompson, aged 35, English Fireman/Stoker from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping on life boat 15
  • Mr. Alexander Morrison Thompson (d. 1912), aged 36, Scottish Third Class passenger from Unknown who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Thompson


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Suggested Readings for the name Thompson



  • Edgewood, The Story of a Family and Their House by James Woolridge Powell.
  • The Family of William Taliaferro Thompson, Jr., and His Wife, Anne Claiborne McIlwaine by Ben Lacy Rose.
  • Dixie's Diverse Destiny by Margery Thompson Lockhart.

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Motto


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Motto



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.


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Thompson Clan Badge


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Thompson Clan Badge




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A clan is a social group made up of a number of distinct branch-families that actually descended from, or accepted themselves as descendants of, a common ancestor. The word clan means simply children. The idea of the clan as a community is necessarily based around this idea of heredity and is most often ruled according to a patriarchal structure. For instance, the clan chief represented the hereditary "parent" of the entire clan. The most prominent example of this form of society is the Scottish Clan system...

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Septs of the Distinguished Name Thompson
Thompsan, Thompsand, Thompsane, Thompsant, Thompsen, Thompsend, Thompsent, Thompsind, Thompsint, Thompson, Thompstolm, Thompstom, Thompstomb, Thompstombe, Thompstome, Thompston, Thompstone, Thompstoom, Thompstoomb, Thompstown, Thompstum, Thompstume, Thompsyn, Thompsynd, Tompsan, Tompsand, Tompsane, Tompsant, Tompsen, Tompsend, Tompsent, Tompsind, Tompsint, Tompson, Tompstolm, Tompstom, Tompstomb, Tompstombe, Tompstome, Tompston, Tompstone, Tompstoom, Tompstoomb, Tompstoombe, Tompstown, Tompstum, Tompstume, Tompsyn, Tompsynd and more.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  3. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Agamemnon voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1820 with 179 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agamemnon/1820
  5. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Adamant voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1821 with 144 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adamant/1821
  6. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823

Other References

  1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  4. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  5. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
  8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  9. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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The Thompson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Thompson 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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