The roots of the Thomsom family stretch back to the Strathclyde people of the Scottish/English Borderlands, who were the first to use this surname. It is derived from the ancient personal name Thomas,
Early Origins of the Thomsom family
The surname Thomsom 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.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)
Early History of the Thomsom family
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Thomsom Spelling Variations
Before the printing press standardized spelling in the last few hundred
years, no general rules existed in the English language. Spelling variations
in Scottish names from the Middle Ages are common even within a single document. Thomsom has been spelled Thomson, Tomson, Tamson, Thomsoun, M'Comie and others.
Early Notables of the Thomsom family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Thomsom family to Ireland
Some of the Thomsom family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Thomsom family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Thomsom Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- George Thomsom, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1863