John William

Maleabout 1690–

Brief Life History of John

John William was born about 1690, in Penderyn, Breconshire, Wales as the son of John and Joan. He had at least 2 sons and 4 daughters.

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John William
Elizabeth William
Elizabeth William
Hester William
William William
Mary William
Morgan William

Sources (3)

  • John William, "Wales, Glamorganshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1912"
  • John in entry for Elizabeth William, "Wales, Glamorgan Parish Registers, 1558-1900"
  • John William, "Wales, Glamorgan Parish Registers, 1558-1900"

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Children (6)

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Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): from the Middle English personal name William, Willam, Willem, an Old Picard and Norman French form of ancient Germanic Willihelm, composed of the elements wil- ‘will, desire’ + helm- ‘helmet, protection’. This Norman personal name became widely used in England, Scotland and Wales after the Conquest, mainly no doubt in honor of the Conqueror himself. By the 13th century it had already become the most popular personal name in England. A Parisian form of the name Guillaume was also sometimes used (see Gillam ), which in medieval Wales was adopted as Gwilym (see Gwilliam ).

Americanized form (translation into English) of French Guillaume .

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

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