Thompson (surname)

Thompson (surname)

Thompson is an English patronymic surname with a variety of spellings meaning "son of Tom (or Thomas)". According to the 1990 United States Census, 'Thompson' was the seventeenth most frequently reported surname, accounting for 0.27% of the population. [United States Census Bureau (9 May 1995). . Retrieved on 2008-07-04.]

Thompson can refer to:

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Well-known individuals whose surname is or was Thompson include:

*Ahmir Khalib Thompson (b. 1971), aka ?uestlove or Questlove, African-American musician, DJ, and record producer
*Alden Thompson, Christian theologian
*Archie Thompson, Australian football (soccer) player for Melbourne Victory
*Ben Thompson (1842–1884), gunfighter and gambler
*Benjamin Thompson (1753–1814), Anglo-American physicist, usually called "Count Rumford"
*Bradley Thompson, American television producer and writer
*Bryan Thompson, American automotive designer
*Burnett Thompson, American musician
*Cameron Thompson, Australian politician
*Cec Thompson, British rugby league footballer
*D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson (1860–1948), Scottish biologist and mathematician
*Daley Thompson (b. 1958), twice Olympic gold medalist in the decathlon
*Dan Thompson (swimmer) (b. 1956), Canadian butterfly swimmer
*Dave Thompson, British standup comedian
*David Thompson (explorer) (1770–1857), Canadian explorer
*Duncan Thompson, Australian rugby league footballer
*Eddie Thompson, Scottish businessman and chairman of Dundee United F.C.
*Edward Thompson (engineer) (1881–1949), English steam locomotive engineer for the LNER
*Emma Thompson (b. 1959), British actress
*E. P. Thompson (1924–1993), British 'new-left' historian
*Fred Thompson (b. 1942), former U.S. senator (Tennessee), film/TV actor, 2008 U.S. presidential candidate
*Francis Thompson (1859–1907), English poet
*Georgia Thompson
*Georgie Thompson (b. 1977), British broadcast journalist and television presenter
*Greg Thompson (b. 1947), Canadian politician
*Gregg Thompson, U. S. soccer player
*Gregg Thompson (astronomer), Australian astronomer
*Hugh Thompson, Jr., U.S. Army helicopter pilot, known for saving lives at the My Lai Massacre
*Hunter S. Thompson (1937–2005), U.S. journalist and author
*Jack Thompson (attorney) (b. 1951), U.S. Lawyer and anti-videogame activist
*James R. Thompson (b. 1936), longest-serving governor of State of Illinois
*Jim Thompson (writer) (1906–1977), U.S. pulp fiction writer
*Jonathan Thompson, British television presenter, actor and entrepreneur
*John Thompson, numerous people, including:
**John Thompson (basketball) (b. 1941), All-America basketball player and longtime basketball coach for Georgetown University, who coached the Hoyas to the 1984 NCAA Men's title
**John Thompson (politician) (1845–1894), former Prime Minister of Canada
*Kate Thompson (author), author of "The New Policeman"
*Ken Thompson (b. 1943), U.S. computer scientist
*Kenan Thompson, American actor
*Lady Gwen Thompson
*Laird A. Thompson, American astronomer
*LaMarcus Adna Thompson (1848–1919), known for his early work developing roller coasters, sometimes called the "Father of Gravity"
*Lea Thompson (b. 1961), American actress and director
*Lee Thompson (saxophonist) (b. 1947), member of the UK band Madness
*Libby Thompson (1855–1953), frontier prostitute and madam
*Lincoln Thompson, Jamaican reggae artist
*Linda Chavez-Thompson, American union leader
*Llewellyn Thompson, U.S. Ambassador to Austria and Soviet Union
*Mickey Thompson, renowned race car driver, promoter
*Morris Thompson, American politician and businessman
*Mychal Thompson, one of the Jena 6
*Nathan Thompson, Australian Football League player
*Paul Thompson (American football), quarterback for the University of Oklahoma Sooners
*Paul Thompson (ice hockey b. 1906), former ice hockey player
*Paul Thompson (ice hockey b. 1968), former Guildford Flames Captain
*Paul Thompson (ice hockey coach)
*Paul Thompson (musician) (Roxy Music)
*Paul Thompson (professor), a management professor at the university of Strathclyde
*Paul B. Thompson, fantasy writer
*Porl Thompson, musician in The Cure
*Reginald Campbell Thompson (1876–1941), a British archaeologist and epigraphist
*Richard Thompson (musician), British musician
*Rob Thompson (musician)
*Sir Robert Grainger Ker Thompson (1916–1992), a member of Wingate's Chindits, a counter-insurgency expert and author
*Ruth Thompson, first female state representative of Michigan, first female U.S. Representative from Michigan
*Sada Thompson (b. 1929), an American actress
*Saige Thompson, an American actress
*Sarah Thompson (actress) (b. 1979), an American actress
*Sarah Thompson, Countess Rumford (1774-1852), first American countess
*Scott Thompson (b. 1959), Canadian television comedian
*Silvanus P. Thompson (1851–1916), English physicist
*Susanna Thompson (b. 1958), American television and film actress
*Thomas L. Thompson, Old Testament scholar
*Tiny Thompson (1905–1981), Canadian professional ice hockey goalie
*Tommy Thompson, United States Secretary of Health and Human Services, one-time candidate for the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election
*Whitney Thompson, fashion model, winner of America's Next Top Model, Cycle 10


ee also

* Thompson (disambiguation)
* Thomson (disambiguation)
* Thomsen

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