Thomson (surname)

Thomson (surname)

Family name
name = Thomson

pronunciation =
meaning ="son of Thomas"
region =Crusades
origin =
related names =Thompson, Thomason, Tompson, Thompsen, Tomason

Thomson is a Scottish and English patronymic surname meaning "son of Thom, Thomp, Thompkin, or other diminutive of Thomas", itself dervied from the Aramaic תום or "Tôm", meaning "twin". It is an alternate of Thompson, and there are many other spelling variations. Thomson is uncommon as a given name.Hanks, Hardcastle and Hodges, "Oxford Dictionary of First Names", Oxford University Press, 2nd edition, ISBN 978-0-19-861060-1, p.260.] [cite web |url= |title=Surname: Thomson | |accessdate=2008-01-09] [cite web |url= |title=THOMPSON - Name Meaning & Origin | |accessdate=2008-01-09]

People with the name include:


* Alexander Thomson (1817–1875), Scottish architect
* Andrew Thomson
* Bob Thomson, English footballer
* Charles Thomson, secretary of the Continental Congress
* Charles Poulett Thomson, 1st Baron Sydenham (1799–1841), the first Governor of the united Province of Canada
* Charles Wyville Thomson (1830–1882), professor of zoology and chief scientist on the Challenger expedition
* Charles Thomson (artist), (b. 1953), British artist, painter and poet
* Cyndi Thomson, an American country music singer from the early 2000s
* David Thomson (film critic), Anglo-American writer and film critic
* David Thomson, 3rd Baron Thomson of Fleet, Chairman of Thomson Reuters
* Donald Thomson (1901–1970), Australian anthropologist and ornithologist
* Earl Thomson (1895–1971), Canadian Olympic athlete
* Edward Thomson, a Bishop in the Methodist Episcopal Church
* Edward Thomson (disambiguation)
* Elihu Thomson (1853–1937), English engineer, founder of what became the French firm Thomson SA
* George Thomson (musician) (1757–1821), Scottish music collector and a friend of Robert Burns
* George Paget Thomson (1892–1975), English physicist who worked on the wave nature of the electron
* Hugh Thomson (1860 – 1920) Artist and book illustrator.
* J. J. Thomson (Sir Joseph John Thomson, 1856–1940), English physicist who discovered the electron
* J. M. Archer Thomson (1863–1913), British rock-climber and mountaineer
* James Thomson:
** James Thomson (poet) (1700–1748), poet of the eighteenth century, author of "The Seasons"
** James Thomson (B.V.) (1834–1882), poet of the nineteenth century, author of "The City of Dreadful Night"
** James Thomson (cell biologist), stem cell researcher
** James Thomson (engineer), brother of William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin
** James Thomson (Pittsburgh mayor), 19th century political figure
** James Alexander Kerr Thomson (1879 - 1959), British classical scholar
* Jeff Thomson, (b. 1950), Australian cricketer
* John Thomson:
** John Edgar Thomson (1808–1874), American civil engineer, railroad executive and industrialist
** John Thomson (comedian) (b. 1969), a British actor and impressionist
** John Thomson (pitcher) (b. 1973), American baseball player
** John Thomson (footballer) (1909–1931), former Celtic F.C. footballer
** John Thomson (politician) (1780–1852), US Congressman from Ohio
** John Thomson (photographer), a nineteenth century Scottish photographer
** John Thomson (RAF), one of the senior officers of the Royal Air Force
** John Thomson (engineer), surveyor of the Leiper Railroad and father of John Edgar Thomson (above)
** John Thomson (physician) (1808–1884), a physician in New Brunswick, Canada
** Rev. John Thomson (minister), minister in Sutherland, Scotland, who was responsible for recording the works of the poet Rob Donn
** John Renshaw Thomson (1800–1862), US Senator from New Jersey
* Judith Jarvis Thomson, moral philosopher
* Kelvin Thomson, Australian politician
* Kevin Thomson, Scottish Footballer, currently playing for Rangers FC
* Kenneth Thomson, 2nd Baron Thomson of Fleet (1923–2006)
* Matthew Thomson, smallbore rifle champion
* Meldrim Thomson, Jr., former New Hampshire governor
* Michael Thomson, Manitoba judge
* Paul W. Thomson, Rector, Jordanhill School, Glasgow
* Peter Thomson (Australian golfer)
* Peter Nesbitt Thomson (b. 1927), Canadian businessman
* Robert Thomson (inventor) (1822–1873), Scottish inventor
* Robert James Thomson, Australian journalist
* Roy Thomson, 1st Baron Thomson of Fleet (1894–1976), Canadian newspaper and media entrepreneur, linked to The Thomson Corporation
* Roy Hendry Thomson, an eminent Aberdonian
* Tom Thomson (1877–1917), Canadian artist
** Tommy Thomson (1942-1991) Footballer, Ship builder, Electrician, Sign Maker, Doms Player, Self declared Claiment to the Dukedom of Govan, The original Tam the Bam fae Govan, Father of Davie T Thomson
* Vernon Wallace Thomson (1905–1988), American politician
* Virgil Thomson (1896–1989), American composer
* William Thomson:
** William Thomson (archbishop) (1819–1890), former Archbishop of York
** William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin (1824–1907), Irish physicist
** William John Thomson, Scottish portrait miniature artist
** Sir William Thomson (Solicitor General), Solicitor General for England and Wales 1717-1720
** William Thomson (musicologist), Scottish folk song collector
** Ingrid Thomson (awesome person), The awesomest chick ever!

In fiction

* Thomson, one of two identical detectives in the "Adventures of Tintin" series by Hergé.


ee also

* Thompson (surname)

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