Noah Compson

Today I heard from Jennifer Compson Yoneji about her COMPSON relatives.

Jennifer asked if Compson is a corrupted form of Cumpston.  Her father’s name is John Edward Compson. His father was George Compson; his father was Noah Compson.

Compson is indeed a variant of CUMPSTON Have a look at all the variants at


 If you have a look at my website at   in the first column is a mention of Noah as a veteran of the Civil War and I wonder if he is her ancestor? I am looking forward to hearing more about Noah and his family!

Thanks for making contact Jennifer.

About mallerstang

Member of the Guild of One Name Studies researching the name CUMPSTON and its variants. You can see my website at I have a new study of the name LAXEN with its own blog at and a further research blog which is not registered as a one name study of KNAGGS of Flamborough
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