Mary Ann Thomas

Brief Life History of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Thomas was born in 1830, in Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Richard Thomas, was 28 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Rhodda, was 26. She lived in Crowan, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and St Erth, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom in 1861. She died on 15 April 1828, in Gwinear, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Richard Thomas
1802–1866
Mary Elizabeth Rhodda
1804–1877
Mary Ann Thomas
1830–1828
Ellen Thomas Ellis
1832–
Caroline Ellis Thomas
1832–
Thomas Rhodda Thomas
1835–1910
James Thomas
1837–
Edward Thomas
1839–1839
Edward Thomas
1840–
Eliza Phillips Thomas
1841–

Sources (15)

  • Mary Thomas in household of Richd Thomas, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Mary Ann Thomas, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Mary Stevens in entry for Robert Stevens, "England, Cornwall Parish Registers, 1538-2010"

Name Meaning

English, French, Walloon, Breton, German, Dutch, Flemish, Danish, Greek, West Indian (mainly Haiti and Jamaica), and African (mainly Tanzania and Nigeria): from the personal name Thomas, of Biblical (New Testament) origin, from Aramaic t’ōm’a, a byname meaning ‘twin’. It was borne by one of the disciples of Christ, 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. In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed many cognates from other languages (e.g. Assyrian/Chaldean or Arabic Toma and Tuma , Albanian Toma and Thoma , and Slavic surnames listed in 3 below), and their patronymics and other derivatives (e.g. Polish Tomaszewski and Slovenian Tomažič; see Tomazic ). In France, this surname is most common in the Vosges and Brittany. The name Thomas is also found among Christians in southern India (compare Machan , Mammen , and Oommen ), but since South Indians traditionally do not have hereditary surnames, the southern Indian name was in most cases registered as such only after immigration of its bearers to the US. This surname is also very common among African Americans.

Native American (e.g. Navajo): adoption of the English personal name Thomas (see 1 above) as a surname.

Germanized or Americanized form of Polish Tomas , Tomasz, and Tomaś, Sorbian Tomaš (see also 4 below), Croatian Tomaš and Tomas , Slovenian Tomaš and Tomaž, Czech and Slovak Tomáš, all meaning ‘Thomas’.

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

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