When Thilman or Tilghman Thompson was born in 1844, in Owen, Indiana, United States, his father, James Thompson Jr, was 31 and his mother, Rachel Johns, was 26. He died in 1862, in Corinth, Alcorn, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 18, and was buried in Heath, Rockwall, Texas, United States.
English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name T(h)om(me) (see Thom ) + -son ‘son of Tom’. Thomson is usually the Scottish form, that with the intrusive -p- being English. Both forms are common in Ireland. The surname Thompson is also very common among African Americans.
Americanized form of Danish, Norwegian, and North German Thomsen and of its Swedish cognate Thomsson. Compare Thomson .