Jimmy George

about 1901–22 October 1974 (Age 73)
Queensland, Australia

The Life of Jimmy

When Jimmy George was born about 1901, in Queensland, Australia, his father, George Mepai, was 21 and his mother, Wasada (Wazana/Wasan) Jimmy, was 21. He married Tesapa Melian Mait on 10 June 1933, in Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 22 October 1974, in Cairns, Queensland, Australia, at the age of 73, and was buried in Cairns, Queensland, Australia.

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Family Time Line

Jimmy George
Tesapa Melian Mait
Marriage: 10 June 1933
Mary Rachel George
Eui George
Ebenese George

Spouse and Children


    Tesapa Melian Mait


10 June 1933
Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia


    Mary Rachel George


    Eui George


    Ebenese George


Parents and Siblings

    George Mepai


    Wasada (Wazana/Wasan) Jimmy





    Dedi George


    Kailu George


World Events (8)


Age 0

First Federal election.

Age 0

The Australian flag flown for the first time.

Age 20

Edith Cowan is elected to the Western Australia Parlaiment. She is the first woman parliamentarian in Australia.

Name Meaning

English, Welsh, French, South Indian, etc.: from the personal name George, Greek Geōrgios, from an adjectival form, geōrgios ‘rustic’, of geōrgos ‘farmer’. This became established as a personal name in classical times through its association with the fashion for pastoral poetry. Its popularity in western Europe increased at the time of the Crusades, which brought greater contact with the Orthodox Church, in which several saints and martyrs of this name are venerated, in particular a saint believed to have been martyred at Nicomedia in AD 303, who, however, is at best a shadowy figure historically. Nevertheless, by the end of the Middle Ages St. George had become associated with an unhistorical legend of dragon-slaying exploits, which caught the popular imagination throughout Europe, and he came to be considered the patron saint of England among other places. As an American family name, this has absorbed cognates from other European languages, including German Georg and Greek patronymics such as Georgiou, Georgiadis, Georgopoulos, and the status name Papageorgiou ‘priest George’. In Englishspeaking countries, this surname is also found as an Anglicized form of Greek surnames such as Hatzigeorgiou ‘George the Pilgrim’ and patronymics such as Giorgopoulos ‘son of George’. 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.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jimmy George, "Australia, Queensland Cemetery Records, 1802-1990"
  • Jimmy George, "BillionGraves Index"
  • Jimmy George, "Find A Grave Index"

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