A people of the Scottish/English Borderlands known as the Strathclyde Britons
were the first to use the name Tomsynd. It is derived from the ancient personal name Thomas,
Early Origins of the Tomsynd family
The surname Tomsynd 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 Tomsynd family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tomsynd 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 Tomsynd History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Tomsynd Spelling Variations
In the era before dictionaries, there were no rules governing the spelling or translation of names or any other words. Consequently, there are an enormous number of spelling variations
in Medieval Scottish names. Tomsynd has appeared as Thomson, Tomson, Tamson, Thomsoun, M'Comie and others.
Early Notables of the Tomsynd family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Tomsynd family to Ireland
Some of the Tomsynd 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 Tomsynd family to the New World and Oceana
The freedom, opportunity, and land of the North American colonies beckoned. There, Scots found a place where they were generally free from persecution and where they could go on to become important players in the birth of new nations. Some fought in the American War of Independence
, while others went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these Scottish settlers have been able to recover their lost national heritage in the last century through highland games and Clan
societies in North America. Among them: Edward Thomson arrived on the "Mayflower" at Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620; Andrew Thomson settled in Harbour Grace, Newfoundland, in 1801.