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The roots of the distinguished surname Thompsant 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 Thompsant family


The surname Thompsant was first found in Cumberland, where the Thompsant 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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Early History of the Thompsant family

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Early History of the Thompsant family


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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 Thompsant History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Thompsant Spelling Variations

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Thompsant Spelling Variations


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

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Early Notables of the Thompsant family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Thompsant 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)...
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Migration of the Thompsant family to Ireland

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Migration of the Thompsant family to Ireland


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Migration of the Thompsant family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Thompsant family to the New World and Oceana


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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The Thompsant Motto

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The Thompsant 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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Citations

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

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