Alexander Thom

Male24 June 1798–

Brief Life History of Alexander

When Alexander Thom was born on 24 June 1798, in Culsalmond, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, his father, John Thom, was 27 and his mother, Margaret Robb, was 25. He married Isabel Leslie on 13 December 1823, in Old Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Old Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1841 and Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1851.

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Alexander Thom
Isabel Leslie
Marriage: 13 December 1823
Isabel Thom

Sources (5)

  • Alexander Thom, "Scotland Census, 1841"
  • Alexander Thom, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Alexander Thom, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 December 1823Old Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)

    1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.

    Age 4

    In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.


    Age 17

    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.


    Age 32

    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and English: from the Middle English personal name T(h)om(me), a pet form of Thomas . In Scotland, Thom is also an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Thom, see McComb .

    German: from the personal name Thom, a pet form of Thomas . This surname is also found in France.

    Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 譚, see Tan 1.

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

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