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Being a fairly common name, it's no surprise there are a lot of famous people with the last name Thomson. Do you recognize all the celebrities whose last name is Thomson on this list? Although not all of these people are related, they are all famous people with Thomson as their surname. From athletes and actors to musicians and political figures, this list provides images of each famous Thomson along with information about their lives. If your surname is also Thomson, you very well could be related to some of the well-known people on this list. Examples of famous Thomsons include Joseph John Thomson, Virgil Thomson, and Bobby Thomson, but there are plenty of others on this list to learn about other than just those three.

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Joseph John Thomson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Thomson
Joseph John Thomson Died at 84 (1856-1940) - Sir Joseph John "J. J." Thomson, OM, FRS was an English physicist. He was elected as a fellow of the Royal Society of London and appointed to the Cavendish Professorship of ...more

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Virgil Thomson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Thomson
Virgil Thomson Died at 93 (1896-1989) - Virgil Thomson was an American composer and critic. He was instrumental in the development of the "American Sound" in classical music. He has been described as a modernist, a ...more

Bobby Thomson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Thomson
Bobby Thomson Died at 87 (1923-2010) - Robert Brown "Bobby" Thomson was a Scottish-born American professional baseball player. Nicknamed "The Staten Island Scot", he was an outfielder and right-handed batter for ...more

Peter Thomson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Thomson
Peter Thomson age 87 - Peter William Thomson AO, CBE is an Australian professional golfer. He is best remembered for his five wins in The Open Championship. Thomson was born in Brunswick, Australia. His Open ...more

Kim Thomson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Thomson
Kim Thomson age 57 - Kim Thompson is a voice actor.

Josh Thomson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Thomson
Josh Thomson age 38 - Joshua Joseph Thomson is an American mixed martial artist who currently competes in the UFC's Lightweight division. A professional competitor since 2001, Thomson has also competed in PRIDE, ...more

Elihu Thomson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Thomson
Elihu Thomson Died at 84 (1853-1937) - Elihu Thomson was an English engineer and inventor who was instrumental in the founding of major electrical companies in the United States, the United Kingdom and France.

Cassi Thomson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Thomson
Cassi Thomson age 23 - Cassi Nicole Thomson is an Australian-born American actress and singer. She is known for her recurring role as Cara Lynn Walker in the television series Big Love and for her role as Nikki ...more

David Thomson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Thomson
David Thomson age 74 - David Thomson is a British film critic and historian based in the United States and the author of more than 20 books. His reference works in particular — Have You Seen...?: A Personal ...more

James Thomson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Thomson
James Thomson Died at 48 (1700-1748) - James Thomson was a Scottish and British poet and playwright, known for his masterpiece The Seasons and the lyrics of "Rule, Britannia!".

John Thomson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Thomson
John Thomson age 48 - John Patrick Thomson is an English comedian and actor, best known for his roles in The Fast Show and Cold Feet.

George Edwin Thomson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Thomson
George Edwin Thomson Died at 21 (1897-1918) - Captain George Edwin Thomson DSO MC was a World War I flying ace credited with 21 aerial victories. He was the second ranking ace of his squadron, and one of the leading Sopwith Camel aces.

William McKenzie Thomson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Thomson
William McKenzie Thomson Died at 89 (1898-1987) - William McKenzie Thomson MC, DFC was a Canadian First World War flying ace, officially credited with 26 victories.

George Paget Thomson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Thomson
George Paget Thomson Died at 83 (1892-1975) - Sir George Paget Thomson, FRS was an English physicist and Nobel laureate in physics recognised for his discovery with Clinton Davisson of the wave properties of the electron by electron

Heather Thomson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Thomson
Heather Thomson age 46 - Heather Thomson is the creator of the Yummie Tummie shapewear line and a cast member of The Real Housewives of New York City.

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R. H. Thomson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Thomson
R. H. Thomson age 69 - Robert Holmes "R. H." Thomson, CM is a Canadian television, film and stage actor. Thomson was born in Richmond Hill, Ontario. He studied at the University of Toronto, and the National ...more

Earl Thomson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Thomson
Earl Thomson Died at 76 (1895-1971) - Earl J "Tommy" Thomson was Canadian athlete, a specialist in the high hurdles. Born in Birch Hills, Saskatchewan, Thomson moved to southern California at age 8, because the warm ...more

Anna Thomson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Thomson
Anna Thomson age 62 - Anna Kluger Levine is an American actress. She has also been credited as Anna Levine Thompson and Anna Thomson.

Fred Thomson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Thomson
Fred Thomson Died at 38 (1890-1928) - Frederick Clifton Thomson was an American silent film cowboy who rivaled Tom Mix in popularity before dying at age 38 of tetanus.

Jeff Thomson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Thomson
Jeff Thomson age 65 - Jeffrey Robert Thomson is a former Australian cricketer. Known as "Thommo", he is considered by a lot of people in the sport as the fastest bowler of all time. He was the opening ...more

Christopher Thomson, 1st Baron... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Thomson
Christopher Thomson, 1st Baron Thomson Died at 55 (1875-1930) - Christopher Birdwood Thomson, 1st Baron Thomson PC was a British Army officer who went on to serve as a Labour minister and peer. He served as Secretary of State for Air under Ramsay MacDonald ...more

George Derwent Thomson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Thomson
George Derwent Thomson Died at 84 (1903-1987) - George Derwent Thomson was an English classical scholar, Marxist philosopher, and scholar of the Irish language.

James Thomson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Thomson
James Thomson age 58 - James Alexander Thomson is an American developmental biologist best known for deriving the first human embryonic stem cell line in 1998 and for deriving human induced pluripotent stem cells in

Paul Thomson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Thomson
Paul Thomson age 39 - Paul Robert Thomson is the drummer for the Glasgow-based band, Franz Ferdinand. Thomson has always been interested in music, able to play various instruments such as guitar, keyboard and bass ...more

Erik Thomson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Thomson
Erik Thomson age 48 - Erik Thomson is an Australian actor known for playing Hades in the television series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Dr. Mitch Stevens in All Saints and Dave Rafter in Packed to the Rafters. ...more

Scott Thomson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Thomson
Scott Thomson age 59 - Scott Thomson is an actor.

Kelvin Thomson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Thomson
Kelvin Thomson age 60 - Kelvin John Thomson is an Australian politician. Since March 1996 Thomson has been an Australian Labor Party member of the Australian House of Representatives, representing the Division of Wills ...more

Jim Thomson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Thomson
Jim Thomson Hans Orifice is a drummer best known as a member of GWAR. Born Jim Thomson, in Alexandria, Virginia, he first took the name Hans Sphincter, and assumed his current name in 1987. Thomson left due ...more

David Thomson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Thomson
David Thomson Died at 70 (1856-1926) - David Alexander Thomson, was an Australian politician. Thomson was a member of the Australian House of Representatives, representing the Division of Capricornia, Queensland, between 16 December ...more

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Katherine Thomson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Thomson
Katherine Thomson age 61 - Katherine Thomson is an Australian playwright and screenwriter. Katherine Thomson was born in Manly, New South Wales and began her theatrical involvement as a teenager with the Australian ...more

Gordon Thomson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Thomson
Gordon Thomson age 72 - Gordon Thomson is a Canadian actor. His most prominent role was in the American prime-time soap opera Dynasty playing the villainous Adam Carrington, son of Blake Carrington and Alexis Colby. He ...more

Jimmy Thomson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Thomson
Jimmy Thomson Died at 64 (1927-1991) - James Richard Thomson was a Canadian professional ice hockey player. Thomson played nearly 800 games in the National Hockey League from 1945 to 1958 with the Toronto Maple Leafs and Chicago ...more

Gabriel Thomson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Thomson
Gabriel Thomson age 30 - Gabriel Thomson is an English actor, best known for his role as Michael Harper in the British situation comedy series My Family.

John Thomson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Thomson
John Thomson age 42 - John Carl Thomson is a retired starting pitcher who last played for the Kansas City Royals of Major League Baseball. He is a 1991 graduate of Sulphur High School in Sulphur, Louisiana. He went ...more

Chris Thomson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Thomson
Chris Thomson age 70 - Chris Thomson is a TV director.

Joseph Thomson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Thomson
Joseph Thomson Died at 37 (1858-1895) - Joseph Thomson was a Scottish geologist and explorer who played an important part in the Scramble for Africa. Thomson's Gazelle is named for him. Excelling as an explorer rather than an exact ...more

Beverly Thomson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Thomson
Beverly Thomson age 50 - Beverly Thomson is a Canadian journalist and co-host of Canada AM, CTV's national morning show. In 2006, she received the Gemini Humanitarian Award. Thomson worked for six years at CFTO Toronto ...more

Dale C. Thomson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Thomson
Dale C. Thomson Died at 76 (1923-1999) - Dale Cairns Thomson Ph.D. DFC was a professor and departmental director at the Université de Montréal, professor and Vice-Principal of McGill University and a professor of ...more

Charles Wyville Thomson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Thomson
Charles Wyville Thomson Died at 52 (1830-1882) - Sir Charles Wyville Thomson FRSE FRS FLS FGS FZS was a Scottish natural historian and marine zoologist. He served as the chief scientist on the Challenger expedition; his work there ...more

Charlie Thomson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Thomson
Charlie Thomson Died at 79 (1930-2009) - Charlie "Chic" Thomson was a Scottish football goalkeeper who played for Clyde, Chelsea and Nottingham Forest. He was born in Perth, Scotland. Thomson began his career with Clyde, and ...more

Cyndi Thomson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Thomson
Cyndi Thomson age 40 - Cyndi Thomson is an American country music artist. Thomson wrote songs with songwriter Tommy Lee James and in 2000, she signed with Capitol Records Nashville as a recording artist. She released ...more

Craig Thomson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Thomson
Craig Thomson age 52 - Craig Robert Thomson is an Australian former trade union official and a former politician implicated in the Health Services Union expenses affair. On 15 December 2014 Thomson was found guilty in ...more

Craig Thomson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Thomson
Craig Thomson age 44 - Craig Alexander Thomson is a Scottish football referee, who has been a match official since 1988. He originates from Paisley, Renfrewshire.

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Judith Jarvis Thomson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Thomson
Judith Jarvis Thomson age 86 - Judith Jarvis Thomson is an American moral philosopher and metaphysician. She is known for her defense of moral objectivity, her account of moral rights, her views about the incompleteness of ...more

Donald Thomson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Thomson
Donald Thomson Died at 69 (1901-1970) - Donald Fergusson Thomson, OBE was an Australian anthropologist and ornithologist who was largely responsible for turning the Caledon Bay crisis into a "decisive moment in the history of ...more

Shirley Thomson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Thomson
Shirley Thomson Died at 80 (1930-2010) - Dr. Shirley Lavinia Thomson, CC OOnt was a Canadian civil servant. Born in St Marys, Ontario, she received a B.A. degree in history in 1952 from the University of Western Ontario. In 1974 she ...more

Kristen Thomson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Thomson
Kristen Thomson age 49 - Kristen Thomson is a Canadian actress and playwright. Thomson was born in Toronto, Ontario. She is known for her one-woman play I, Claudia, which was adapted to film in 2004. In that play and ...more

John Renshaw Thomson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Thomson
John Renshaw Thomson Died at 62 (1800-1862) - John Renshaw Thomson was an American merchant and politician from New Jersey.

Thomas Thomson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Thomson
Thomas Thomson Died at 61 (1817-1878) - Thomas Thomson was a Scottish surgeon with the British East India Company before becoming a botanist. He was a friend of Joseph Dalton Hooker and helped write the first volume of Flora Indica. ...more

John Thomson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Thomson
John Thomson Died at 84 (1837-1921) - John Thomson was a pioneering Scottish photographer, geographer and traveller. He was one of the first photographers to travel to the Far East, documenting the people, landscapes and artifacts ...more