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  • Abigail Thompson (1591 - 1643)
    NOTE: There are 2 Abigail Collins married to a Samuel Bedle in the same family. 1. Abigail, born bet c1550 & c1566, daughter of John1 Collins, married August 16, 1586 Samuel Bedle. NEHGS 89:77. [I beli...
  • Abigail Thomson (Wadsworth) (c.1670 - 1744)
    From "Descendants of Francis Cooke, Third Generation": 40. Jacob Tomson was born on 24 Apr 1662 in Barnstable, Massachusetts [21] and died on 1 Sep 1726 in Middleboro, Massachusetts [25] at age 64....
  • Alexander Morrison Thompson (1873 - 1912)
    Mr Alexander Morrison Thompson Born: Sunday 23rd February 1873 Age: 36 years Occupation: Mason 3rd Class passenger First Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912 Ticket No. ...
  • Alice Freeman (c.1586 - c.1665)
    Alice Freeman b. 21 Apr 1605 Preston Capes, Northamptonshire, England d. 11 Feb 1644/1645 New London, Connecticut, United States Parents: Henry Freeman and Margaret Edwards Married 1: John Thom...
  • Alice Thompson (c.1528 - d.)

About the Thompson surname

The name 'Thompson' first found in Cumberland,where the family held a family seat from ancient times. Scottish Thomsons were found primarily around the Edinburgh area and the West Marches on the borders. The spelling with a 'p' distinguished them from the Thomsons who were a Scottish Clan,originally known as Thomsone or Thomsonis in early legal documents. The distinguished surname can be found in Scotland. It's derived from the name Thomas,an Aramaic name meaning 'twin' or son of Thomas The motto of the English name Thompson is a war cry- 'Nosce teipsum' which translates 'Know thyself.' The most prevelent motto associated with the border clan was "Honestie is the best policie."

Entered by Lesa Bethel (Cartwright) Edited my Mary Thompson