Last name: THOMPSON

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THOMPSON : This last name is indexed 2,071,636 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

THOMPSON : 1: English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name T(h)om(me) (see Thom) + -son ‘son of Tom’. Thomson is usually the Scottish form that with the intrusive -p- being English. Both forms are common in Ireland. The surname Thompson is also very common among African Americans.2: Americanized form of Danish Norwegian and North German Thomsen and of its Swedish cognate Thomsson. Compare Thomson.

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