Last name: Thompson
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Here is something I found while researching my mom's family (Thomson) - http://berks.pa-roots.com/familyfolder/Thompson.html
David, I had to do some revisions - you know how easy it is to go down the wrong trails! I'm not sure about the Christofer Thompson/Tompson connection, but I do know that my 10th great-grandfather was Thomas Tuthill Thompson/Tompson, b. 1580 in Birkin, Yorkshire. He married Margaret Locksmith, also b. in 1580. Their daughter, Jenette, 1606-1673, married a John Poskitt, 1606-1690. The Poskitt name is very rare, and that line can still be found in Yorkshire. The name Thompson is quite common, obviously, which makes doing research on it difficult.
Im Thompson george and john are the names right down the tree. Originally irish then sheffield. There are a lot of Thompsons in my tree named george we all have black wavy hair fair skin. It is very interesting.,THankyou, Lindsey.
i had a uncle george n him n his 6 brothers inc my dad all had dark wavy hair,, but are from north shields tyne & wear there father i'm sure was scottish though
Im also a yorkshire Thompson from Kingston upon hull any conections
I've traced my Thompson (Yorkshire, England) lines back to my 12th great-grandfather, Christofer Thompson.
thompson= English Thomson= Scottish The vast majority of Irish people with either of these surnames are descendants of British Settlers (as are approximately 1/3 of the Irish population today). I know what you're thinking- Im Irish and Catholic and named Thompson- therefore it cant be an English name. Sorry- Not true. A huge number of English settled in Munster prior to the protestant reformation so settlers from this time would also have been catholic AND English
Well Im curious about why my last names is Thompson but on my father side his grandparents parents' parents' are from germany, Czechoslovakia and why is that?
so is my dad's parents parents parents
John Frederick Harper
My Grandmother was Emily Thompson from worcestershire England
Why do you have Thompson down twice with the same information? Also, what about all of the Thompsons that I know that are Scandinavians? It IS interesting to note that it is also Irish because I had always heard that my great grandmother (maiden name Thompson) was Irish and couldn't understand why. This is a very enjoyable site.
Thompson is of an English/Anglican origin. However, many Celtic peoples in the Scottish region elected this surname to hide traditional names, such as MacTavish during the Jacobite rebellion (a genocidal era for the highland Scottish). One theory for the numerous ways of spelling Thompson, such as Thomson and so on is that many were uneducated in English at the time; therefore, many spellings arose. As for the Irish origin, there was quite a bit of intermarriage between the Scottish and Irish. It's likely that an intermarriage with a Scottish man carried the surname to your Irish ancestors. Although, it could have been English (less likely). Here's a little more info on the topic: http://mysite.verizon.net/resrz8zf/clanmactavishseannachie/id10.html
i would not say Thompson is common,id say we tried to conquer the known world single handily lol
Long live the Thompsons