William John

14 May 1840–8 February 1875 (Age 34)
St Nicholas, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William

When William John was born on 14 May 1840, in St Nicholas, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas John, was 27 and his mother, Elizabeth Thomas, was 24. He married Elizabeth Jones about 1865, in Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom in 1891 and Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom in 1891. He died on 8 February 1875, in Pentyrch, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, at the age of 34, and was buried in Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

William John
1840–1875
Elizabeth Jones
1844–1907
Marriage: about 1865
Mary Jane John
1868–1954
Ann John
1870–1870
Thomas Llewelyn John
1871–1954
David John
1873–1874
William Henry Johns
1875–1948

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World Events (7)

1843
Age 3
Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1846
Age 6
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1850 · Coal Fields in South Wales Developed
Age 10
Like the iron and copper mines, the coal fields in South Wales were very important to the industrial revolution. Many of those that worked in the coal mines were part of the Merthyr uprising.

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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Sources (17)

  • William John, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • William John in household of Thomas John, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • William John in household of Thomas John, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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