Coat of Arms: Silver and black, on a centre horizontal stripe three falcons.
Crest: A lion holding a lure.
Motto: Nosce teipsun
Motto Translated: Know thyself
Origin: Scottish (Irish Thompson also shown above)
Spelling variations include: Tompson, Thompson and others.
First found in Cumberland where they were seated from very ancient times.
Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: Edward Thompson who was one of the passengers on the "Mayflower" in 1620; Anthony Thompson settled in Fort Cumberland Nova Scotia in 1774; David Thompson settled in Maine in 1623.
Motto Translated: Know thyself.
Suggested Readings for the name Thompson
Edgewood, The Story of a Family and Their House by James Woolridge Powell, The Family of William Taliaferro Thompson, Jr., and His Wife, Anne Claiborne McIlwaine by Ben Lacy Rose, Dixie's Diverse Destiny by Margery Thompson Lockhart.