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What does the name Thomas mean?

The Thomas name origin is a medieval first name based on the Aramaic word meaning 'twin'. The Thomas surname is particularly prevalent throughout South Wales. Among the famous people called Thomas are Swansea born poet and author of Under Milkwood Dylan Thomas, actress Kristin Scott Thomas and English comedy actor Terry-Thomas.

The earliest occurrence of the Thomas surname in our family history documents is from 1450, and we currently have 6,693,788 records where Thomas appears.

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