Thomas John

1 June 1794–6 May 1800
Sully, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas John was christened on 1 June 1794, in Sully, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas John, was 19 and his mother, Jane Basset, was 21. He was buried in Sully, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Thomas John
1774–1823
Jane Basset
1773–1845
Thomas John
1794–1800
Margaret John
1796–1800
Jane John
1798–1878
Margaret John
1802–
John John
1805–
Mary John
1808–
William John
1808–1808
William John
1811–1870
Edward John
1814–

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Name Meaning

English, Welsh, German, etc.: ultimately from the Hebrew personal name yōḥānān ‘Jehovah has favored (me with a son)’ or ‘may Jehovah favor (this child)’.This personal name was adopted into Latin (via Greek) as Johannes, and has enjoyed enormous popularity in Europe throughout the Christian era, being given in honor of St. John the Baptist, precursor of Christ, and of St. John the Evangelist, author of the fourth gospel, as well as others of the nearly one thousand other Christian saints of the name. Some of the principal forms of the personal name in other European languages are Welsh Ieuan, Evan, Siôn, and Ioan; Scottish Ia(i)n; Irish Séan; German Johann, Johannes, Hans; Dutch Jan; French Jean; Italian Giovanni, Gianni, Ianni; Spanish Juan; Portuguese João; Greek Iōannēs (vernacular Yannis); Czech Jan; Russian Ivan. Polish has surnames both from the western Slavic form Jan and from the eastern Slavic form Iwan. There were a number of different forms of the name in Middle English, including Jan(e), a male name ( see Jane ); Jen ( see Jenkin ); Jon(e) ( see Jones ); and Han(n) ( see Hann ). There were also various Middle English feminine versions of this name (e.g. Joan, Jehan), and some of these were indistinguishable from masculine forms. The distinction on grounds of gender between John and Joan was not firmly established in English until the 17th century. It was even later that Jean and Jane were specialized as specifically feminine names in English; bearers of these surnames and their derivatives are more likely to derive them from a male ancestor than a female. As a surname in the British Isles, John is particularly frequent in Wales, where it is a late formation representing Welsh Siôn rather than the older form Ieuan (which gave rise to the surname Evan ). As an American family name this form has absorbed various cognates from continental European languages. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 .) It is used as a given name among Christians in India, and in the U.S. has come to be used as a surname among families from southern India.

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

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  • Thomas John, "Wales, Glamorganshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1912"
  • Thomas John, "Wales, Glamorgan Parish Registers, 1558-1900"
  • Thomas John, "Wales Deaths and Burials, 1586-1885"

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