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Variant of Thomson, from Tom +‎ -son, originally meaning "son of Thomas". Also an anglicisation of the Gaelic name MacTamhais, meaning "son of Thomas".

Proper noun[edit]


  1. A British surname​.
  2. A village in Bulgaria
  3. A town in Connecticut
  4. A city in Iowa
  5. A city in Manitoba
  6. A town in New York
  7. A city in North Dakota
  8. A borough of Pennsylvania

Derived terms[edit]


  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Thompson is the 23rd most common surname in the United States, belonging to 664,644 individuals. Thompson is most common among White (69.8%) and Black/African American (23.6%) individuals.