David John

about 1711– (Age NaN)
Llangyfelach, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life of David

When David John was born about 1711, in Llangyfelach, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, William John, was 28 and his mother, Alice Thomas, was 26. He married Mary Harry on 16 May 1738, in Llangyfelach, Glamorgan, Wales. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters.

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Family Time Line

David John
1711–
Mary Harry
1713–1770
William John
1738–
Gwenellian John
1740–
Margaret John
1742–
Elizabeth John
1741–

Spouse and Children

children

(4)

Parents and Siblings

    William John

    Male1683–Male

    Alice Thomas

    Female1685–1722Female

siblings

(5)

World Events (3)

1815

Age 104

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1823

Age 112

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1830

Age 119

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

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 (3)

  • David John, "Wales, Glamorgan Parish Registers, 1558-1900"
  • David John, "Wales, Glamorgan Parish Registers, 1558-1900"
  • David John, "Wales, Glamorganshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1912"

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