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Thompson Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Thomas. Thompson is widely distributed throughout Britain, but is most common in northern England and northern Ireland. Americanized form of Thomsen.

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


Similar surnames: Thomason, Tompson, Thomas, Tomson, Thomasson, Thomerson, Hampson

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Thompson Family Origin

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Thompson Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Thompson family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Thompson. The most common Thompson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Thompson's were Farmers.

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Thompson Historical Records

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Thompson Life Expectancy

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Famous Thompson Family

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Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)

Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
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