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The Thomsons From Maghera

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I'm a Thomson by marriage, but I discovered that this family has a facinating background. As I uncover who they were, where they lived, and what they believed in, I'll add to this site.

To find out more about me, click on the link below.

This is a work in progress, so please contact me if you have any information that might help round out the picture.

Cindy Thomson's writing site.

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Thomson's in 1936

Origin: Scottish

A people of the Scottish/English Borderlands known as the Strathclyde Britons were the first to use the name Thomson. It is derived from the ancient personal name Thomas, meaning twin.

Spelling variations include: Thomson, Tomson, Tamson, Thomsoun, M'Comie and others.

First found in Ayrshire where they were seated as Lords of Kylne Kylle from about the year 1150.

Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: Edward Thomson arrived on the "Mayflower" at Plymouth, Mass. in 1620; Andrew Thomson settled in Harbour Grace, Newfoundland, in 1801; Dugald Thomson settled in New York in 1739.

--from http://www.houseofnames.com

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Acknowledgments

The Historical Society of Carroll County (MD) provided helpful information.

The Historical Society of Carroll County

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