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Origins Available: Danish, Scottish


The roots of the distinguished surname Thompsen 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.

Thompsen Early Origins



The surname Thompsen was first found in Cumberland, where the Thompsen 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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Thompsen Spelling Variations


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Thompsen Spelling Variations



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

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Thompsen Early History


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Thompsen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Thompsen research. 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 Thompsen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Thompsen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Thompsen Early Notables (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)...

Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Thompsen Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Thompsen In Ireland


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Thompsen In Ireland



Some of the Thompsen family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 175 words (12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Thompsen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Fredk K Thompsen, aged 35, who landed in New York in 1854 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • I D Thompsen, who arrived in Arkansas in 1879 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Charlotte J. Thompsen, aged 35, who emigrated to America, in 1893
  • Christian Thompsen, aged 30, who landed in America from Frederikshaven, in 1893

Thompsen Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alfred Thompsen, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States from Rausstad, Norway, in 1908
  • Anna Thompsen, aged 23, who landed in America from Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1908
  • Anna Thompsen, aged 16, who emigrated to the United States from Sogm Chrsand, Norway, in 1910
  • Adolf Thompsen, aged 46, who emigrated to America, in 1910
  • Andrea Thompsen, aged 26, who landed in America from Saanum Pr Mandal, Norway, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Thompsen Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Annie Thompsen, aged 4, who emigrated to Nanaimo, Canada, in 1915

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Contemporary Notables of the name Thompsen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Thompsen (post 1700)



  • Jarod Thompsen, American actor
  • Paul Arnt Thompsen (b. 1928), Danish-born, American Hollywood production designer

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Motto


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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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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Other References

  1. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
  2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  4. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  5. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
  6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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The Thompsen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Thompsen 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.

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