Mary John

about 1884–
Treorchy, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life of Mary

When Mary John was born about 1884, in Treorchy, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales, United Kingdom, her father, George John, was 35 and her mother, Mary Thomas, was 39.

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Family Time Line

George John
1849–1904
Mary Thomas
1845–1919
William John
1866–
Sarah John
1867–1959
Thomas John
1877–
Martha John
1879–
Elisabeth John
1880–
Mary John
1884–
Evan John
1869–1950
George John
1872–
Abraham John
1875–

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World Events (3)

1884

Age 0

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1890 · Welsh Industry Affected by U.S Tariff 

Age 6

In 1890, President McKinley and Congress passed the McKinley Tariff, which have had direct effect on Southern Wales. All foreign exports were taxed, including tinplates from the iron and copper mines in Wales.
1908

Age 24

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

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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