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About the Thompson surname

The name 'Thompson' first found in Cumberland,where the family held a family seat from ancient times. The spelling with a 'p' distinguished them from the Thomsons who were a Scottish Clan,originally known as MacThomais. 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 name Thompson is a war cry- 'Nosce teipsum' which translates 'Know thyself.'

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