The chronicles of the Tomsind family indicate that the name was first used by the Strathclyde Britons
of the Scottish/English Borderlands. It is derived from the ancient personal name Thomas,
Early Origins of the Tomsind family
The surname Tomsind was first found in 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 Tomsind family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tomsind research.Another 361 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1318, 1370, 1461, 1547, 1668, 1700, 1619, 1676, 1799 and 1841 are included under the topic Early Tomsind History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Tomsind Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that rules have developed and the process of spelling according to sound has been abandoned. Scottish names from before that time tend to appear under many different spelling variations
. Tomsind has been spelled Thomson, Tomson, Tamson, Thomsoun, M'Comie and others.
Early Notables of the Tomsind family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Tomsind family to Ireland
Some of the Tomsind family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 33 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Tomsind family to the New World and Oceana
Unwelcome in their beloved homeland, many Scots sailed for the colonies of North America. There, they found land and freedom, and even the opportunity to make a new nation in the American War of Independence
. These Scottish settlers played essential roles in the founding of the United States, and the shaping of contemporary North America. Among them: Edward Thomson arrived on the "Mayflower" at Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620; Andrew Thomson settled in Harbour Grace, Newfoundland, in 1801.