Strathclyde Britons. It is derived from the ancient personal name Thomas, meaning twin.
Early Origins of the Tomsent family
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 Tomsent family
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Tomsent Spelling Variations
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. Tomsent has been spelled Thomson, Tomson, Tamson, Thomsoun, M'Comie and others.
Early Notables of the Tomsent family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Tomsent family to Ireland
Some of the Tomsent family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Tomsent family to the New World and Oceana
For Scottish immigrants, the great expense of travel to North America did not seem such a problem in those unstable times. Acres of land awaited them and many got the chance to fight for their freedom in the American War of Independence. These Scots and their ancestors went on to play important roles in the forging of the great nations of the United States and Canada. Among them: Edward Thomson arrived on the "Mayflower" at Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620; Andrew Thomson settled in Harbour Grace, Newfoundland, in 1801.
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