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Origins of the Thomson surname

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About the Thomsons

We have a total number of 384736 records for people with the last name Thomson.

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Where do most Thomsons live?

In 1921, most Thomsons lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Thomsons

How common is your surname?

116th most common surname in the UK

We have 299,000 records for the Thomson surname. The oldest one dates back to 1100.

Who were Thomsons most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Browns

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Thomsons.

What are the most common Thomson first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Margaret

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Thomson family members

Common jobs for Thomsons

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Thomsons in 1921
Dressmaker

1,791

Domestic Servant

1,433

F S

1,140

Housekeeper

1,091

Annuitant

919

Common Male occupations for Thomsons in 1921
Coal Miner

2,326

Fisherman

2,017

Joiner

1,443

Farmer

1,371

Tailor

1,274

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