Gwenllian Thomas

about 1250–about 1350 (Age 100)
Llandyssul, Cardiganshire, Wales

The Life of Gwenllian

When Gwenllian Thomas was born about 1250, in Llandyssul, Cardiganshire, Wales, her father, Thomas ap Hywel, was 25 and her mother, Gwerful Rhydderch l, was -110. She died about 1350, in Llandyssul, Cardiganshire, Wales, United Kingdom, at the age of 100, and was buried in Llandyssul, Cardiganshire, Wales, United Kingdom.

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Gwenllian Thomas
Dafydd " Fychan" ap Ieuan
Ieuan ap Ieuan
Rhys " Moethe" ap Ieuan
Jane ferch Ieuan
Miss ferch Ieuan
Margred ferch Ieuan
Gruffudd ap Ieuan

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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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