Thomson is an English and Scottish patronymic surname meaning "son of Thom, Thomp, Thompkin, or other diminutive of Thomas", itself derived from the Aramaic תום or Tôm, meaning "twin". The Welsh surname is documented in Cheshire records before and after the 1066 Norman Conquest. Variations include Thomason, Thomasson, Thomerson, Thomoson, and others. The French surname Thomson is first documented in Bourgogne and is the shortened form for Thomson, Thomson. Variations include Thomassin, Thomason, Thomesson, Thomeson, and others. Thomson is uncommon as a given name.
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“The street-lamps burn amidst the baleful glooms,
Amidst the soundless solitudes immense
Of ranged mansions dark and still as tombs.”
—James Thomson (18341882)