Thompson Family Crest

Thompson family crest

Meaning of the colors on the Thompson family crest

Or (Gold) - represents the Thompson family's generous nature since the middle ages.

Argent (silver) - symbolizes the sincerity and peacefulness of the Thompson family members.

Azure (blue) - signifies the historical truthfulness and loyalty of the Thompsons.

 

 

 Meaning of the symbols on the Thompson family crest 

The green trefoil symbol - represents eternity and ever-lasting qualities. A symbol with connections to ancient Ireland.

The sun - symbolizes splendor and everlasting glory with a connection to the fountain of life.

The three stars - signifies the noble and good qualities of family members, It also represents additional divine characteristics granted from a higher power.

The wheat/grain - represents the faithfulness and hospitable nature of this iconic family.

 

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Origins of the Thompson family name

The earliest known origin of the name Thompson is in the 11th century in England.
It is believed to be derived from the Old Norse personal name Tómi, which is a diminutive form of the name Thomas.
The name Thomson is also derived from Tómi. The surnames Thompson and Thomson are both common in the English-speaking world.
 
The name was originally used as a literal description of one who's father was called Tom/Thomas - 'Thomas' son'.

 

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Summary of the Thompson family and the Thompson family crest

  • The name Thompson was first found in England in the 11th century.
  • The first recorded use of the name was in the Domesday Book of 1086, which was a survey of England and Wales ordered by William the Conqueror.
  • The name was originally spelled various ways, including Thom(a)s, Thome, and Toma.
  • The name Thomson is first found in Scotland in the 13th century.
  • Scottish variations include Thom(e)soun, Thomesone, and Tom(e)son.
  • The Thom(p)son and Thomson families were some of the first to emigrate from Europe to North America in the 1600s and 1700s.
  • The Thompson name in America can be traced back to the early 1600s, when a man named John Thompson arrived in Virginia from England
  • The Thompson family has a long history of military service, with members having fought in the American Revolutionary War, the American Civil War, World Wars I and II, and the Vietnam War.
    • The Thompson name is one of the most common surnames in the United States, Canada, and Australia.
    • The Thompson name has been associated with some notable people throughout history, including Sir John Thompson, the Prime Minister of Canada from 1892-1894, and Sir Robert Thompson, the British general who was instrumental in the defeat of the Japanese in Burma during World War II.
      • Today, the Thompson and Thomson families are found in countries all over the world.