Guild of One-Name Studies
One-name studies, Genealogy
Category: 1 - A study where research using core genealogical datasets and transcriptions is in its early stages.
Contact: Mr Peter Langford
My interest in the Thomerson name came about when my mother related a much-repeated assertion from her mother that if she were ever to meet another Thomerson, then that person would be related to her in some way. My mother continues the story with a description of the time that she met an airman named Thomerson in East Africa towards the end of World War 2. She was a nurse and treated him for a few days for burns received when his plane crashed. She remembers writing a letter for him to send to his mother, his hands being badly burnt. What she never found out was whether or not that airman was related to her. In 1990, this was the question that challenged me.
I was able to find that airman, living in Canada. He was related to my mother - they were fourth cousins - and was able to meet my mother again when he next visited the UK. Unfortunately, he didn't remember my mother at all!
I am very happy to receive enquiries from anybody about the Thomerson name and it is my intention to respond in under a week (usually 1 or 2 days) with the only exception being when I am on holiday. Please e-mail me or contact me via ordinary mail.
Thomerson probably came about as 'Thomason' pronounced with a regional accent and recorded by someone who was not a native to that accent.
Thomason almost certainly means 'son of Thomas'.
There is a belief that 'Thomas' comes from the Aramaic (one of the Semitic languages) term for 'twin.'
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