Thomson (surname)

Thomson (surname)

Thomson is an English and Scottish patronymic surname meaning "son of Thom, Thomp, Thompkin, or other diminutive of Thomas", itself derived from the Aramaic תום or Tôm, meaning "twin". The Welsh surname is documented in Cheshire records before and after the 1066 Norman Conquest. Variations include Thomason, Thomasson, Thomerson, Thomoson, and others. The French surname Thomson is first documented in Bourgogne and is the shortened form for Thomson, Thomson. Variations include Thomassin, Thomason, Thomesson, Thomeson, and others. Thomson is uncommon as a given name.

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Famous quotes containing the word thomson:

    Thus Winter falls,
    A heavy gloom oppressive o’er the world
    Through Nature shedding influence malign,
    And rouses up the seeds of dark disease.
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    And black with more than melancholy views.
    —James Thomson (1700–1748)