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The roots of the distinguished surname Tompson can be found in Scotland. The name is derived from the popular given name Thomas, an Aramaic name meaning "twin," and refers to "a son of Thomas or Thom." The spelling of the name with a "p" distinguishes the family from the Thomsons, who were a Scottish Clan originally known as MacThomais.

Tompson Early Origins



The surname Tompson was first found in Cumberland, where the Tompson family held a family seat from ancient times. However, some of the family were found at Shotton in Durham. "The family of Thompson held property here, chiefly by copy of court-roll, at least as early as the reign of Elizabeth; and from them the estate came by marriage, in the middle of the last century, to the Brandlings." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Tompson Spelling Variations


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Tompson Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Tompson, Thompson and others.

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Tompson Early History


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Tompson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tompson research. Another 265 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1668, 1614, 1681, 1661, 1679, 1625, 1683, 1663, 1673, 1683, 1659, 1700, 1639, 1701, 1689, 1690, 1695, 1698, 1701 and are included under the topic Early Tompson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tompson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tompson Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family at this time was Sir William Thompson (1614-1681), English politician, Member of Parliament for the City of London (1661 to 1679); Sir Henry Thompson ( ca. 1625-1683) was an English wine merchant and politician, Lord Mayor of York (1663), Member of Parliament for York (1673-1683)...

Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tompson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tompson In Ireland


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Tompson In Ireland



Some of the Tompson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 175 words (12 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Tompson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Nicholas Tompson, who arrived in Virginia in 1621
  • Rich Tompson, who landed in Virginia in 1637
  • Samuel Tompson, who arrived in Braintree, Massachusetts in 1637
  • Anthony Tompson, who landed in Connecticut in 1637
  • Archibald Tompson, who arrived in Marblehead, Massachusetts in 1637
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Tompson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Patrick Tompson, who landed in Virginia in 1706
  • Cornelius Tompson, who arrived in New Jersey in 1723
  • John Tompson, who landed in America in 1760-1763
  • William Tompson, who arrived in Mississippi in 1798

Tompson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Michael Tompson, who arrived in Maryland in 1820

Tompson Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Daniel Tompson, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • James Tompson, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750

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Contemporary Notables of the name Tompson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Tompson (post 1700)



  • J. R. Tompson Jr., American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1944

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Nosce teipsum
Motto Translation: Know thyself.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
  4. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. 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).
  8. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
  9. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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The Tompson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tompson 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.

This page was last modified on 11 February 2016 at 16:25.

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