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Thomsen is one of the proud Scottish names to come from the Strathclyde clans of the Scottish/English Borderlands. It is derived from the ancient personal name Thomas, meaning twin.

Thomsen Early Origins



The surname Thomsen was first found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire, where the first listings of the name were found in the early 1300s. They include: John Thomson, "a man of low birth, but approved valour", leader of the men of Carrick in Edward Bruce's war in Ireland in 1318 and Adam Thomson who was listed as Lord of Kylnekylle, Ayrshire c. 1370-80. Closing out that century was Johannes filius Thome who was elected bailie of Aberdeen in 1398.[1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)

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Thomsen Spelling Variations


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Thomsen Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that rules have developed and the process of spelling according to sound has been abandoned. Scottish names from before that time tend to appear under many different spelling variations. Thomsen has been spelled Thomson, Tomson, Tamson, Thomsoun, M'Comie and others.

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Thomsen Early History


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Thomsen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Thomsen research. Another 361 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1318, 1370, 1461, 1547, 1668, 1700, 1619, 1676, 1799 and 1841 are included under the topic Early Thomsen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Thomsen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Thomsen Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Thomsen Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Thomsen In Ireland


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Thomsen In Ireland



Some of the Thomsen family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 33 words (2 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



Unwelcome in their beloved homeland, many Scots sailed for the colonies of North Ameri ca. There, they found land and freedom, and even the opportunity to make a new nation in the American War of Independence. These Scottish settlers played essential roles in the founding of the United States, and the shaping of contemporary North America. Among them:

Thomsen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomsen, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States from Southampton, in 1892
  • Agnes Thomsen, aged 8, who emigrated to the United States, in 1892

Thomsen Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Aarariel Thomsen, aged 0, who emigrated to the United States from Aashad, Denmark, in 1907
  • Aage Thomsen, aged 11, who landed in America from Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1909
  • Alagne Thomsen, aged 16, who emigrated to the United States from Aastrug, Denmark, in 1909
  • Albert Thomsen, aged 9, who landed in America from Strandesburg, Denmark, in 1909
  • Abbe Thomsen, aged 20, who landed in America from Hvorup, Denmark, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Thomsen Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Peter Thomsen arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ida Zeigler" in 1863
  • Maria Thomsen arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ida Zeigler" in 1863
  • Anna Thomsen arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ida Zeigler" in 1863

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Contemporary Notables of the name Thomsen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Thomsen (post 1700)



  • Cecilie Thomsen (b. 1974), Danish actress and model internationally best known for playing professor Inga Bergstrom opposite Pierce Brosnan in the 1997 James Bond movie Tomorrow Never Dies
  • Vilhelm Ludwig Peter Thomsen (1842-1927), Danish linguist
  • Christian Jürgensen Thomsen (1788-1865), Danish archaeologist best known for suggesting the Stone, Bronze, and Iron ages divisions

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Suggested Readings for the name Thomsen


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Suggested Readings for the name Thomsen



  • Descendants of Hans Jorgen Thomsen and Ane Kjerstine Ditlevsen of Kleis, Denmark by Frances Hansen Ehrig.

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)

Other References

  1. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  3. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  4. 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).
  5. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
  6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  8. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
  9. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  11. ...

The Thomsen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Thomsen 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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