Edward Thomas Jr.

Male20 May 1699–31 July 1757

Brief Life History of Edward

When Edward Thomas Jr. was born on 20 May 1699, in Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Edward Thomas, was 30 and his mother, Mary Nelson, was 27. He married Abigail Parlour on 11 July 1720, in Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 31 July 1757, in Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, at the age of 58, and was buried in Warrentown Cemetery, Middleborough Center, Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States.

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Edward Thomas Jr.
Abigail Parlour
Marriage: 11 July 1720
Asaph Thomas
Rhoda Thomas
Mary Thomas
Jesse Thomas
Rosamond Thomas
Hushai Thomas
Zadock Thomas

Sources (31)

  • THOMAS, Edward (B 1699) - Family Data Collection - Birth
  • Edward Thomas, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Edward Thomas, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    11 July 1720Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America
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    Siblings (6)

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    Age 45

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    Name Meaning

    English, French, Walloon, Breton, German, Dutch, Flemish, Danish, Greek, West Indian (mainly Haiti and Jamaica), and African (mainly Tanzania and Nigeria): from the personal name Thomas, of Biblical (New Testament) origin, from Aramaic t’ōm’a, a byname meaning ‘twin’. It was borne by one of the disciples of Christ, known for his scepticism about Christ's resurrection (John 20:24–29). The Th- spelling is organic, the initial letter of the name in the Greek New Testament being a theta. The English pronunciation as t rather than th- is the result of French influence from an early date. In Britain, the surname is widely distributed throughout the country, but especially common in Wales and Cornwall. In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed many cognates from other languages (e.g. Assyrian/Chaldean or Arabic Toma and Tuma , Albanian Toma and Thoma , and Slavic surnames listed in 3 below), and their patronymics and other derivatives (e.g. Polish Tomaszewski and Slovenian Tomažič; see Tomazic ). In France, this surname is most common in the Vosges and Brittany. The name Thomas is also found among Christians in southern India (compare Machan , Mammen , and Oommen ), but since South Indians traditionally do not have hereditary surnames, the southern Indian name was in most cases registered as such only after immigration of its bearers to the US. This surname is also very common among African Americans.

    Native American (e.g. Navajo): adoption of the English personal name Thomas (see 1 above) as a surname.

    Germanized or Americanized form of Polish Tomas , Tomasz, and Tomaś, Sorbian Tomaš (see also 4 below), Croatian Tomaš and Tomas , Slovenian Tomaš and Tomaž, Czech and Slovak Tomáš, all meaning ‘Thomas’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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