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Recorded as Tomlinson, and very occasionally Thomlesson, Tombleson or Tomblinson, this is a famous English, and sometimes Scottish and Irish surname. It is one of the patronymic forms of the early given name Thomas. This name is rarely recorded in Europe before the famous Crusades of the 12th century, and certainly its ultimate popularity was as a result of these campaigns. The patronymic and diminutives of Thomas include such as Tomlin, meaning 'the kin of Thomas', whilst Tomlins is a short form of Tomlinson and describes 'the son of the kin of Thomas', a double patronymic.

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