When Andrew James Thompson was born on 25 June 1871, in Barrow in Furness, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Andrew Thompson, was 33 and his mother, Amy Louisa Elstob, was 24. He married Agnes Burns in 1902, in Barrow in Furness, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Cleator, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom in 1881 and Cleator Moor, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom in 1911. In 1891, at the age of 20, his occupation is listed as railway engineman in Cleator, Cumbria, England, United Kingdom. He died in 1944, in Barrow in Furness, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, 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 .