Phebe Thomas

23 May 1747–
Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Phebe

When Phebe Thomas was born on 23 May 1747, in Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Recompence Thomas Sr., was 37 and her mother, Elizabeth, was 37. She had at least 4 sons and 2 daughters with Jacob St. John.

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Jacob St. John
Phebe Thomas
Benjamin St John
Phebe St John
Mather St. John
Jacob St. John
Huldah St. John
Recompence Thomas St. John

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Name Meaning

English, French, German, Dutch, Danish, and South Indian: from the medieval personal name, of Biblical origin, from Aramaic t’ōm’a, a byname meaning ‘twin’. It was borne by one of the disciples of Christ, best 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. The Ukrainian form is Choma. It is found as a personal name among Christians in India, and in the U.S. is used as a family name among families from southern India.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Phebe in entry for Jacob Sant John, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Phebe in entry for Huldah St. John, "Massachusetts Town Births Index, ca. 1630-1905"
  • Phebe in entry for Mather St. John, "Massachusetts Town Births Index, ca. 1630-1905"

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