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What does your surname mean?

If you’re curious about your family history, doing a surname search is a great place to start. The origin of your last name can reveal a lot about your earliest ancestors’ birthplaces, occupations and more.

Surname of the week: Thompson

If you meet a Thompson, tell them…

Thompson means ‘son of Thomas’, deriving from the Medieval first name meaning twin. The first name Thomas grew in popularity following the murder of Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Becket in 1170.

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