Birth Name: Thomas William Cochrane
Place of Birth: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Date of Birth: May 14, 1953
*English, Scottish, 1/16th French, possibly Swedish (father)
Tom Cochrane is a Canadian musician. He is the son of Violet Stefanía (Einarson) and Thomas Herbert Pattison “Tuck” Cochrane, a bush pilot. Tom is married to Kathleene, with whom he has two children.
Tom’s paternal grandfather was Thomas Carlson Cochrane. If Carlson was Thomas’s mother’s maiden name, it might indicate Swedish ancestry.
Tom’s paternal grandmother was Decima Ina Lash Matthews (the daughter of Stephen Benjamin Matthews and Lydia Matilda Paxton). Decima was born in Umtata, Transkei District, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Stephen was born in London, England, the son of Stephen Lewis Matthews and Mary Lash. Lydia was born in Bloemfontein, South African, the daughter of English parents, David Jesse Paxton, whose own mother was French, and Harriet Mathilda Painter.
Tom’s maternal grandparents were Sigurbergs J. Einarssonar and Jóhönnu. They were residents of Gimli in Manitoba, Canada, home to a prominent Icelandic community.
Sources: Tom’s family background – http://timarit.is
Information about Tom’s father’s family – http://boards.ancestry.com.au
Genealogy of Tom’s father – https://www.geni.com
Obituary of Tom’s father – http://passages.winnipegfreepress.com
Genealogy of Tom’s paternal grandmother, Decima Ina Lash Matthews – http://www.1820settlers.com
Names of Tom’s maternal grandparents, Sigurbergs J. Einarssonar and Jóhönnu (in Icelandic) – http://timarit.is
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