The origins of the ancient name Thomerson 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 Thomerson 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suffix -son, which superseded other patronymic suffixes in popularity by the 14th century and was most common in the north of England.
Early Origins of the Thomerson family
The surname Thomerson was first found in Cheshire
, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times before and after the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Thomerson family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Thomerson research.Another 165 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 166 and 1666 are included under the topic Early Thomerson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Thomerson Spelling Variations
Although there are not an extremely large number Welsh
surnames, there are an inordinately large number of spelling variations
of those surnames. This variety of spellings began almost immediately after the acceptance of surnames within Welsh
society. As time progressed, these old Brythonic names were eventually were recorded in English. This process was problematic in that many of the highly inflected sounds of the native language of Wales
could not be properly captured in English. Some families, however, did decide to modify their own names to indicate a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even a patriotic affiliation. The name Thomerson has seen various spelling variations: Thomason, Thomasson, Thomerson, Thomoson and others.
Early Notables of the Thomerson family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Thomerson family to the New World and Oceana
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, many people from Wales
joined the general migration to North America in search of land, work, and freedom. These immigrants greatly contributed to the rapid development of the new nations of Canada and the United States. They also added a rich and lasting cultural heritage to their newly adopted societies. Investigation of immigration and passenger lists has revealed a number of people bearing the name Thomerson: Mr. Thomason who settled in Virginia in 1649; Alex Thomason settled in Virginia in 1740; followed by Moses Thomason in the same year; John Thomason settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1818.