Tompsett History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Tompsett family

The surname Tompsett was first found in Sussex where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Norman influence of English history dominated after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. The family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that county. This noble family originated in Vosges in Normandy and settled in Sussex sometime after the Conquest.

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)

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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 [1]


  1. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 21st June 2021). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/david-malcolm


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