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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". Many with the name MacTavish changed their name to Thomson and Thompson after Culloden.

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  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 in Pennsylvania

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