Meaning and Origin
What does the name Thomson mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.
User Submitted Origins
User Submitted Meanings
- According to a user from South Carolina, U.S., the name Thomson is of Anglo-Saxon origin and means ". The Son Thomas".
- According to a user from the United Kingdom, the name Thomson means "Best teacher".
- English physicist who experimented with the conduction of electricity through gases and who discovered the electron and determined its charge and mass (1856-1940)
- English physicist (son of Joseph John Thomson) who was a co-discoverer of the diffraction of electrons by crystals (1892-1975)
- United States electrical engineer (born in England) who in 1892 formed a company with Thomas Edison (1853-1937)
- 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.
- A British surname.
- A city, the county seat of McDuffie County, Georgia, United States.