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Thomson Family History

Thomson Name Meaning
Scottish spelling of Thompson.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

2,802,479 Historical Documents with Thomson on Ancestry.com
781,684 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
59,791 Military Records
155,277 Immigration Records
713,472 Census and Voter Lists
1,092,255 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Thomson Families

  • Number of Thomson families
     305 - 608
     102 - 304
     1 - 101
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Thomson families
     703 - 1,403
     235 - 702
     1 - 234
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Thomson families
     4,816 - 9,630
     1,606 - 4,815
     1 - 1,605
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Thomson census records

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Thomson Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Thomson families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival, and destination.

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Thomson Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Thomson families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Thomson

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Thomson Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Thomson census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Thomson ancestors, such as occupation.

Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

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Thomson Civil War Service Records

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You can find out if your ancestors came primarily from the North of the South.

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