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 Rod Thompson
Home for me is Melbourne, Australia. Work on this One-Name Study started in 2000, based on the assumption that limited to Australia it would be reasonably confined and thus able to be completed. Experience has shown it to be a never-ending endeavour. The name was registered with the Guild of One-Name Studies in Dec-2016.
Australian records for Thompson and Thomson are intertwined.
There are a considerable number of variants of each. Some of the variants for Thompson include: Tom,
Thom, Thomas, Thomason, Thomson, Tompson, Thomsen.
The Thompson name is of Scottish and English origin.
Brief search shows these names in records throughout Europe, in North America, The Caribbean, India, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand with a few in Asia. No doubt this is the consequence of people movements throughout the British Empire, as it was.
The task ahead to globalise the study is enormous, so I am looking to establish a team to further this study.
To the present time; research, data collection and database building has predominantly been focussed on Australia, while a little work has been done on other countries. Effort is now being applied to those other countries; while work continues to refine, and extend data for Australia.
The 'Thompson' study website can be found at: http://thompson.one-name.net .
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