Origins Available: Italian
The origins of the ancient name Tomasso 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 Tomasso 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suffix -son, which superseded other patronymic suffixes in popularity by the 14th century and was most common in the north of England.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 Tomasso family
The surname Tomasso 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 Tomasso family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tomasso research.Another 165 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 166 and 1666 are included under the topic Early Tomasso History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Tomasso 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 Tomasso has seen various spelling variations: Thomason, Thomasson, Thomerson, Thomoson and others.
Early Notables of the Tomasso family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Tomasso family to the New World and Oceana
migration to North America in the late 19th and early 20th centuries contributed greatly to its rapid development. These migrants were in search of land, work, and freedom. Those Welsh
families that survived the long ocean journey were critical to the development of new industries and factories, and to the quick settlement of land. They also added to an ever-growing rich cultural heritage. A search of the immigration and passenger lists has shown a number of people bearing the name Tomasso: 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.
Contemporary Notables of the name Tomasso (post 1700)
- Thomas J. Tomasso (b. 1983), American soccer goalkeeper for the New England Revolution in Major League Soccer