Show ContentsTompsett History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Tompsett is a diminutive of Thomas as in "Thomas-et." "The formation must be old, but examples are late." [1] "The 'p' in Thompsett is intrusive, as in Thompson. Although there cannot be the shadow of doubt about the origin of this surname, I have not come across any early instances." [2]

Early Origins of the Tompsett family

The surname Tompsett was first found in London where Nicholas Peter Thomaset married Sarah Morgan at St. George Hanover Square in 1792. In Canterbury Cathedral, records show Charlotte Thomsett baptised her son, Frederic John in 1801. Also, in Canterbury, we found Charles Norley married Ann Tomsett in 1809. [2]

Early History of the Tompsett family

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Tompsett Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Thomasett, Thomsett, Thomset, Thompsett, Thompset, Tompset, Tompsett, Thomsette, Thompsette, Tomsett, Tomasett, Thomasin and many more.

Early Notables of the Tompsett family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Hans Paul Thomasset was born in Kent, England, in 1861. He was named Hans after his godfather, Hans Christian Andersen of Fairy tale fame, a great personal friend of his father. Educated at a well·known English school Hans Paul Thomasset served his apprenticeship as a marine engineer in Scotland. After travelling extensively in Europe he came to South Africa in the early...
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Australia Tompsett migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Tompsett Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Richard Tompsett who was convicted in Sussex, England for 14 years, transported aboard the "David Malcolm" on 13th May 1845, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) and Norfolk Island [3]

  1. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 21st June 2021). Retrieved from on Facebook