John Dewey

22 January 1739–
Sheffield, Berkshire, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of John

When John Dewey was born on 22 January 1739, in Sheffield, Berkshire, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Samuel Dewey, was 34 and his mother, Elizabeth Allen, was 26.

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Samuel Dewey
Elizabeth Allen
Samuel Dewey Jr
Desire Dewey
Elijah Dewey
Jeremiah Dewey
John Dewey
Elizabeth Dewey
Nathan Dewey
Ezekial Dewey

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Name Meaning

1 Welsh: from the personal name Dewi, Welsh form of David .2 Anglicized form of a French Huguenot name of uncertain form and origin. Traditionally it is recorded as Douai, from a place in northern France, but it could also be from Old Norman French du we(z) ‘of the ford’, from a variant of standard French gué ‘ford’.

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

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  • John Dewey, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • John Dewey, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Legacy NFS Source: John Dewey - Published information: birth: 22 January 1739; Sheffield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States

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