William Thomason

Brief Life History of William

When William Thomason was born on 21 February 1752, in Bolton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Thomason, was 26 and his mother, Ann Booth, was 26. He married Catherine Fogg on 27 March 1769, in Bolton le Moors St Peter, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters.

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William Thomason
Catherine Fogg
Marriage: 27 March 1769
Thomas Thomason
William Thomason
James Thomason
Jane Thomason
Ann Thomason
John Thomason
John Thomason
James Thompson
Betty Thomason

Sources (24)

  • William Thomason, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Willm. Thomasson, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • William Thomason in entry for John Thomason, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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Name Meaning

English (mainly Lancashire): from the Middle English personal name Thomas + -son ‘son of Thomas’.

Americanized form (and a rare Swedish variant) of Swedish Thomasson , a cognate of 1 above.

Americanized form of Danish Thomasen and Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, or North German Thomassen , cognates of 1.

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

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