Thompstum History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The roots of the distinguished surname Thompstum 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.

Early Origins of the Thompstum family

The surname Thompstum was first found in Cumberland, where the Thompstum 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]

Important Dates for the Thompstum family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Thompstum research. Another 133 words (10 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, 1693 and are included under the topic Early Thompstum History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Thompstum Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Thompstum family (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); and his son, Henry Thompson (1659-1700), an English landowner and politician; and his...
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Migration of the Thompstum family to Ireland

Some of the Thompstum family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 94 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Thompstum family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Edward Thompson, who was one of the passengers on the "Mayflower" in 1620; David Thompson, who settled in Maine in 1623; William Thompson, who immigrated to Virginia in 1653.

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Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
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