Thomson, Tomson, Thomison—This name in Ulster and Scotland is a Scottish sept name principally of the Clan Campbell or Siol Diarmuid O'Duibhne. It is the anglicised form of a few names, especially M'Tavish and M'Cavish (Mac Thómhais) in North Antrim and the West of Scotland, and of M'Cause, M'Comish and McOmish; the latter three being McFarlane sept. In Gaelic Mac Thómais.
M'Cawis and M'Cause in 1491, in Killin of Lochtay, Scotland.
Alphabetical Index of Surnames
Charlotte Milligan Fox, sister of the poet Alice Milligan, was a founding member of the Irish Folk Song Society and an indefatigable field collector of Irish traditional music. Her singularly important work on Irish haprers is here presented for the twenty-first century reader. This edition of Annals offers a much greater number of illustrations than were included in the original 1911 publication, a full biographical introduction, an extensive bibliography of the writings of Milligan Fox and an appendix discussing the variant texts of Arthur O’Neills Memoirs.
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