Origin of Name: Patronymic name, Not gaelic, likely Christian & Nordic Origins
Crest: A thistle proper
Motto: Pro Patria (For one’s country)
Origin of Tartan:
Clan Chief: None, armigerous clan
There are lots of Thom(p)sons around, it is one of the most common names in Scotland today, Thom(p)son is popular in the Borders, Lothians, Perth/Argyle. Even in Shetlands where the name was ‘Thomason’ ’Son of Thomas’.
The name Thom(p)son is patronymic, in that the next generation is named after the father’s personal name. So means literally ‘son of Thom’. Because of this there is no single originating family named Thomson responsible for all the Scottish Thom(p)sons found today. So there is no original place to pin point on a map like other Clans & Families. Therefore not all Thom(p)sons are linked. If you have this surname it’s going to take research to discover which Thom(p)son you are.
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