Origin of the Name Thompson
The origin of the name Thompson
was found in the allfamilycrests.com archives. Thompson is a baptismal name meaning 'son of Thom' a very old personal name. Thomson is a variant. This name is of Celtic origin and is popular throughout England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. It is found in many mediaeval manuscripts in the above islands. Examples of such are a Thomas Thomson, and Mawdelen Langson, who were married in Saint James, Clerkenwell, England, in the year 1602 and an Abraham Thome, County Bedfordshire, was recorded in the 'Placita de Quo warranto', in the reign of Edward I. A Robert Thompson and Elline Lettice were married in Saint James, Clerkenwell, in the year 1630. Eborard Thome, County Cambridgeshire, was recorded in the 'Hundred Rolls', England, in the year 1273. In Ireland Thompson is mostly found in Dublin and in the Ulster counties having been introduced there by settlers from England and Scotland, especially during the seventeenth century.
The Thompson coat of arms came into existence centuries ago. The process of creating coats of arms (also often called family crests) began in the eleventh century although a form of Proto-Heraldry may have existed in some countries prior to this. The new art of Heraldry made it possible for families and even individual family members to have their very own coat of arms, including all Thompson descendants.