The surname MacThomas is derived from a Medieval given name of biblical origin that was popular throughout Europe. In Britain, most instances of the name as a surname came with the
however, it also likely that MacThomas was also created as a surname from pre-Norman English given names.
, and Hamptonshire where Thomas of Bayeux (1070-1100,) Bishop of Worcester and Archbishop of York, held land as listed in the
of 1086. After the
, Thomas became one of the most popular Christian names, and then in turn as a surname usage began to increase.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Joe, John, Robert, and Nathaniel Thomas, who all settled in Virginia in 1621; as did Christopher Thomas in 1635 and Evan Thomas in 1653; Bary Thomas, who left Bristol for America between the years 1654-1679.