Thompson Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Thompson Family History

If you are conducting some Thompson family history research then you can view the Thompson coat of arms and the name meaning and origin of the name as well as the meaning of symbols below. This is a great place to start when tracing your genealogy and Thompson surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'


The name Thompson in Ireland is of immigrant origin having been brought to the country by settlers who arrived into the Province of Ulster, especially in the seventeenth century. The Mac Thamhais native Gaelic Sept of County Cavan sometimes anglicized their name to Thompson instead of the more usual MacCavish.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Thompson Coat of Arms

Azure/Blue Represents Loyalty and Truth.
Canton An Honorable charge
The Fess Denotes a Military Belt or Girdle of Honour
Indented Line Represents Fire
Estoile Symbol of God's Goodness
Sun Denotes Glory and Splendour.
Shamrock/Trefoil Signifies Perpetuity
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