When Katherine Thompson was born in 1923, in Minnesota, United States, her father, Thomas Peter Valdemar Thompson, was 37 and her mother, Johanna Marie Jensen, was 39. She lived in Poland, Chautauqua, New York, United States for about 10 years. She died in 1996, at the age of 73.
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 .
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