Surname:Thompson


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Thompson is a patronymic surname of English and Scottish origin, with a variety of spellings meaning "son of Thom".[1] An alternative origin may be geographical, arising from the placename Thompson.[2] Thom(p)son is the English translation of MacTavish, which is the Anglicized Gaelic translation of MacTamhais.It is the 14th-most common surname in the United Kingdom. According to the 1990 United States Census, Thompson was the seventeenth most frequently reported surname, accounting for 0.27% of the population. Notable people with the surname include:

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