Thomas Swanson

30 June 1838–after 1871 (Age 32)
Thurso, Caithness, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Thomas

When Thomas Swanson was born on 30 June 1838, in Thurso, Caithness, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, James Swanson, was 29 and his mother, Catherine Munro, was 24. He lived in Caithness, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1851. In 1871, at the age of 33, his occupation is listed as clothier in St. Andrews, Orkney, Scotland, United Kingdom. He died after 1871, at the age of 34.

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Family Time Line

James Swanson
1809–1869
Catherine Munro
1813–1865
Thomas Swanson
1838–1871
John Swanson
1840–1924
Daniel Swanson
1841–1927
Ann Swanson
1844–1917
James Swanson
1846–
George Swanson
1851–1893

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World Events (5)

1843
Age 5
Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1843 · The Disruption in the Church of Scotland
Age 5
The Disruption of 1843 was a division within the Church of Scotland, which 474 evangelical ministers of the Church broke away from the Church to form the Free Church of Scotland. They didn’t reject the principles of the Church of Scotland but were trying to establish a purer version of the Church without the King or Parliament being its head. It had huge effects not only within the Church of Scotland, but also with Scottish civic life.
1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway
Age 16
Being one of the two smallest railways in 1923, the Great North of Scotland Railway carried its first passengers from Kittybrewster to Huntly in 1854. In the 1880s the railways were refurbished to give express services to the suburban parts in Aberdeen. There were junctions with the Highland Railway established to help connect Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Moray counties. The railway started to deliver goods from the North Sean and from the whisky distilleries in Speyside. With the implementation of bus services and the purchase of the British Railway the Great North of Scotland Railway was discontinued.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nils, Nels, Sven, Lars, Thor, Helmer, Iver, Alf, Astrid, Eskil, Hilmer.Americanized form of Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, and North German Svensson , and Norwegian and Danish Svensen or Svendsen , cognates of 1.Scottish (Caithness) and English: from the Middle English and Older Scots personal name Swan, an Anglicized form of Old Norse Sveinn (from sveinn ‘lad’), + -son. In northern England, Middle English Swanson was in fact an occasional variant of Swainson . In some cases the name may also arise from Middle English swan(e), swon(e) ‘swineherd, peasant, male servant’ (Old English swān) + -son, but this is unlikely to be the usual origin. See Swan .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Svensson

Sources (4)

  • Thos Swanson in household of James Swanson, "Scotland Census, 1851"
  • James Swanson, "Scotland Census, 1871"

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