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The origins of the ancient name Thomasson belong to that rich Celtic tradition that comes from Wales. This surname was derived from the Aramaic personal name Thomas, which means twin. Prior to the Norman Conquest, this name was rarely found, but by the 13th and 14th centuries, it became extremely common in Britain. The surname Thomasson features the patronymic suffix -son, which superseded other patronymic suffixes in popularity by the 14th century and was most common in the north of England.

Thomasson Early Origins



The surname Thomasson was first found in Cheshire, where they held a family seat from very ancient times before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Thomasson Spelling Variations


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Thomasson Spelling Variations



Although there are comparatively few Welsh surnames, they have a great many spelling variations. Variations of Welsh names began almost immediately after their acceptance within Welsh society. In the Middle Ages, it was up to priests and the few other people that recorded names in official documents to decide how to spell the names that they heard. Variations that occurred because of improper recording increased dramatically as the names were later transliterated into English. The Brythonic Celtic language of Wales, known by natives as Cymraeg, featured many highly inflected sounds that could not be properly captured by the English language. Spelling variations were, however, also carried out according to an individual's design: a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations were all indicated by the particular variation of one's name. The spelling variations of the name Thomasson have included Thomason, Thomasson, Thomerson, Thomoson and others.

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Thomasson Early History


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Thomasson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Thomasson research. Another 165 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 166 and 1666 are included under the topic Early Thomasson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Thomasson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Thomasson Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Thomasson Notables 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



Many people from Wales joined the general migration to North America in the 19th and 20th centuries, searching for land, work, and freedom. Like the many other immigrants from the British Isles, they made a significant contribution to the development of Canada and the United States. The Welsh and their descendents added a rich cultural tradition to the newly developed towns, cities, and villages. An investigation of the immigration and passenger lists has revealed a number of people bearing the name Thomasson:

Thomasson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Martin Thomasson, who arrived in Delaware in 1641
  • Olle Thomasson, who arrived in Delaware in 1693
  • Otto Thomasson, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1693

Thomasson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Claude Thomasson, who landed in Louisiana in 1805-1809
  • A. G. Thomasson settled in New York State in 1823
  • A. G. Thomasson settled in New York in 1823
  • Pehr Thomasson, who arrived in New York in 1850
  • Ola Thomasson, aged 24, landed in America in 1854

Thomasson Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Olle Thomasson settled in Quebec in 1758

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Contemporary Notables of the name Thomasson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Thomasson (post 1700)



  • Benny Thomasson (1909-1984), American fiddler
  • Gary Leah Thomasson (b. 1951), American former outfielder in Major League Baseball
  • William Poindexter Thomasson (1797-1882), American politician, Member of Kentucky State Legislature; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 7th District, 1843-47
  • Tisha L. Thomasson, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 2000
  • Marvin Thomasson, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from New York County 14th District, 1934
  • John H. Thomasson, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 1888
  • J. A. Thomasson, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 1880
  • Hugh Edward "Hughie" Thomasson (1952-2007), American guitarist for Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Sarah Margareta Thomasson (1925-1996), Swedish Alpine skier

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    4. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    5. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    6. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    7. Davies, R. R. The Age of Conquest: Wales, 1063-1415. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. Print.
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
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    The Thomasson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Thomasson 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.

    This page was last modified on 19 October 2015 at 14:38.

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