When Norman Leslie Thompson was born on 18 April 1920, his father, Tom Lindsey Thompson, was 23 and his mother, Annie Byfield, was 21. He died on 18 March 1999, in Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 78.
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 .