Thomson name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Thomson

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  1. According to a user from South Carolina, U.S., the name Thomson is of Anglo-Saxon origin and means ". The Son Thomas".
  2. According to a user from the United Kingdom, the name Thomson means "Best teacher".
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  1. English physicist who experimented with the conduction of electricity through gases and who discovered the electron and determined its charge and mass (1856-1940)
  2. English physicist (son of Joseph John Thomson) who was a co-discoverer of the diffraction of electrons by crystals (1892-1975)
  3. United States electrical engineer (born in England) who in 1892 formed a company with Thomas Edison (1853-1937)
  4. United States composer who collaborated with Gertrude Stein (1896-1989)

From Tom +‎ -son, originally meaning son of Thomas. Being derived from Thomas ultimately gives this surname an Aramaic derivation - teoma 'twin'. Also an anglicisation of the Gaelic name MacTamhais, meaning "son of Thomas". Many with the name MacTavish changed their name to Thomson and Thompson after Culloden.

  1. A British surname​.
  2. A city, the county seat of McDuffie County, Georgia, United States.

Notable Persons Named Thomson

Notable Persons Named Thomson

Thomson and Thompson

Thomson and Thompson is a comics character.

Thomson Andrews

Thomson Andrews is a playback singer, indian pop, contemporary r&b, funk, soul music, jazz, gospel music, hip hop music, pop music, rhythm, blues, and neo soul singer, songwriter, performer, and performing arts. He plays Vocals. He was most active from 5 to present. Thomson was given the name Thomson Roger Andrews on September 25th, 1987 in Mumbai,. Thomson is also known as Roger.

Thomson Mason

Thomson Mason was a lawyer, jurist, chief justice of the supreme court of virginia, planter, supreme court of virginia, and chief justice of thesupreme court of virginia. Thomson was born Thomson Mason as the child of George Mason III on August 14th, 1733 in Chopawamsic (plantation). He breathed his last breath on February 26th, 1785.

Thomson Joseph Skinner

Thomson Joseph Skinner was a Treasurer and Receiver-General of Massachusetts. Thomson was born on May 24th, 1752 in Colchester, Connecticut. He left this life on January 20th, 1809.

Thomson Allan

Thomson Allan is a soccer player for the Hibernian F.C., Toronto City, Dundee F.C., Livingston F.C., Heart of Midlothian F.C., Falkirk F.C., East Stirlingshire F.C., and Scotland national football team. Thomson was born on October 5th, 1946 in Longridge, West Lothian.

Thomson Bonar


Notable Persons With the Last Name Thomson

Notable Persons With the Last Name Thomson

Lily James

Lily James is an actress. She was most prominent from 2010 to present. Lily was given the name Lily Chloe Ninette Thomson on April 5th, 1989 in Esher.

Sir Joseph John Thomson

Sir Joseph John Thomson was a scientist in the field of physics. Joseph was born on December 18th, 1856 in Cheetham Hill. He died on August 30th, 1940.

Josh Thomson

Josh was born on September 21st, 1978 in San Jose, California.

Mick Thomson

Mick Thomson is a heavy metal music, alternative metal, nu metal, and death metal musician. He plays Electric guitar, Bass guitar, Ibanez MTM, and B.C. Rich Warlock. Mick was given the name Mickeal Gordon Thomson . Mick is also known as #7 and Mr. Seven.

Tom Thomson

Tom was given the name Thomas John Thomson on August 5th, 1877 in Claremont, Ontario. He left this life on July 8th, 1917.

Peter Thomson

Peter Thomson is a Permanent Representative to the United Nations for Fiji and Permanent Representativeto the United Nations forFiji. Peter was born in 1948 in Suva.

  • John Thomson
  • Virgil Thomson
  • Craig Thomson
  • Elihu Thomson
  • Sir George Paget Thomson
  • Jeff Thomson
  • Erik Thomson
  • Bobby Thomson
    Baseball Player
  • Charles Thomson
  • Alex Thomson
  • David Thomson
  • Kevin Thomson
    Soccer Player
  • Paul Thomson
  • James Alexander Thomson

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Thomson U.S.
  White 89.95% 64.26%
  African American 3.98% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.27% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.47% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.76% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.58% 16.26%

Of Last Name Thomson

People with the last name Thomson are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Thomson

  • How Popular is the name Thomson? Thomson is the 26,186th most popular name of all time. As a last name Thomson was the 1,440th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Thomson have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 224 babies born with the first name Thomson in the United States. That's more than enough people named Thomson to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Thomson? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1943 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Thomson first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Thomson is Wednesday, November 17th, 1880.
  • What year had the most people named Thomson born? The highest recorded use of the first name Thomson was in 2016 with a total of 15 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Thomson: The name spelled backwards is Nosmoht. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Mtshnoo. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Thomson? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 24,750 people with the last name Thomson.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Thomson? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 8 of them will have Thomson as their last name.
  • Thomson name meaning

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