Coat of Arms: Silver and black, on a centre horizontal stripe three falcons.
Crest: A lion holding a lure.
Motto: Nosce teipsun
Motto Translated: Nosce teipsun
Spelling variations include: Tompson, Thompson, and others.
First found in 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; William Thompson settled in Virginia in 1653; Thomas Thompson settled in St. John's, Newfoundl and others.
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